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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

MySpace Identifies 90,000 Sex Offender Profiles

"This shocking revelation...provides compelling proof that social networking sites remain rife with sexual predators," Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said in a statement.

Blumenthal's office recently subpoenaed MySpace for information about the number of registered sex offenders on its site. They revealed that it has about 90,000 members who are registered sex offenders. Blumenthal's office has also subpoenaed Facebook and is awaiting the site's response.

Blumenthal accused MySpace of having "monstrously inadequate counter-measures" to prevent sex offenders from creating MySpace profiles. He pledged to identify all Connecticut-based sex offenders with MySpace profiles and determine whether they are violating their parole by frequenting the social networking site.

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