A current bill pending before the United States Congress, HR 5319, the “Deleting Online Predators Act”, purports to remove federal funding from public libraries and schools that do not block access to chat rooms and other social networking sites, such as MySpace and others.
Mind you, it’s already illegal to lure a child for sex, to proposition sex, and a slew of other crimes related to this topic… but now we need to make it illegal to even look at these sites (which would likely include blogs – since they offer a comment function) from libraries and/or schools.
Hat/Tip: The Blogging Journalist
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