Myspace kicks out 90,000 sexual predators

Says they all went to Facebook.

Published Wed, Feb 4 2009 2:42 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:37 PM CST
In a shocking announcement, that shocked no one with an IQ above room temperature, myspace revealed that it had some 90,000 sexual predators with accounts.

The social networking giant is trying to spin this as a good thing since they have just given all 90k the boot. However there is no way to spin the fact that there were 90,000 sexual predators online with the site doing who knows what.

To make matters worse myspace is trying to make Facebook look bad for not using the same company they just used to find the bad guys.

Now while I think this is indeed a good thing. I just wonder, if they found 90k how many did they miss.

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Myspace kicks out 90,000 sexual predators

The social notworking giant revealed yesterday to an investigative task force that the figures were in the 90,000s rather than the previously acknowledged 40,000.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a co-chairman of the task force of looking into sex offenders' use of social networking said, "This shocking revelation, resulting from our subpoena, provides compelling proof that social networking sites remain rife with sexual predators."

Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly said in a statement that the site was cooperating with Blumenthal's office but that it had "not yet had to handle a case of a registered sex offender meeting a minor through Facebook."

MySpace also reckons that it has "deployed social verification and powerful privacy rules that allow people to interact in a safer and more trusted environment."

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