MySpace gives sex offenders the boot

February 3, 2009 12:56:11 PM PST
According to MySpace officials, about 90,000 sex offenders have been removed from the social networking site. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday the new figure is nearly double what MySpace officials originally acknowledged last year when detailing who had used their site.

Last year, the Attorney General Cooper and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal received agreements from MySpace and Facebook to make their sites safer for young users.

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