Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Techdirt: MySpace Pays Lip Service To Eliminating Internet Predators

Timely reality check 

The problem is, this really doesn't sound like much more than lip service -- after all, the mere presence of sex offenders on MySpace isn't the problem, and if they're kicked off, it seems like they could simply build another profile and start over. This isn't to mention that it's also possible (likely, even) that predators using MySpace might be clever enough to use a fake name, or other false information to evade detection -- making it sound like these searches will be about as good at filtering out the bad stuff as MySpace's music-filtering technology, which never seems to work.

Source: Techdirt: MySpace Pays Lip Service To Eliminating Internet Predators

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