Social networks purging sex offenders from membership

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Having gotten MySpace and Facebook to remove 3,533 members with a record of sexual predation in 2009, attorney general Andrew Cuomo has facilitated another sweep of other social networking sites and gotten 803 other registered sex offenders removed from their buddy lists.

The newly-scrubbed sites are Tagged (with whom Cuomo has had dealings before), MyLife, hi5, BlackPlanet, Bebo, Flixster, Flickr, Friendster, eSpin, Orkut, Stickam, Buzznet, and Fotolog. He now calls on several sites catering to young users — such as Build-a-Bearville and BarbieGirls — to follow their lead.

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