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Government Taking Action to Get Sexual Predators

May 4, 2012

With about 40 million people using dating sites today, and over 20 million Facebook users under the age of 18 online, the internet has become more of an outlet for sexual predators than it has ever been. In the past, very lenient laws have been made about predators being on social sites, feeling it might violate their first amendment rights. But after multiple reports of sexual assault due to people meeting or targeted on these sites, the government is taking action. Numerous states have written up bills and agreements to help regulate the presence of predators on sites such as Facebook, eHarmony, and Spark Networks, and we can only hope many more will follow.

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Online dating sites reach customer safety agreement with state

Three online dating sites have signed an agreement with the California attorney general's office to help protect members from sexual p