MYSPACE SEX OFFENDERS

MYSPACE SEX OFFENDERS

POSTED: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 4:14pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:23pm

MySpace removes sex offenders from site.

About 90,000 sex offenders have been identified and removed from MySpace, the online social networking Web site.

The new figure is nearly double what MySpace officials originally acknowledged last year when detailing who had used their site.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal have led the charge seeking efforts to make social networking Web sites safer.

Last year, the attorney general received agreements from MySpace and rival online networking site Facebook to push toward making their sites safer for young users.

Both implemented dozens of safeguards, including limiting how older users can search members under 18.

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