Thursday, December 03, 2009

New York State removes thousands of SO's from social networking sites

The New York Daily News, with its typical supermarket-like bombast, ran a story Dec. 1 on p 5 about the New York State’s attorney general’s action to have s.o.’s removed from Myspace and Facebook, according to the states e-STOP law signed in 2008 by Andrew Cuomo. The link is here.

However, when people are convicted of these crimes, usually they are prohibited from owning computers or having any Internet access at all; they have an online death sentence. It’s hard to see how so many got back on social networking sites. Are we sure that this operation was limited to convicted offenders?

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