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This article was published on June 10, 2011


Sex offenders in Louisiana to be banned from Facebook

Sex offenders in Louisiana to be banned from Facebook

Sex offenders in Louisiana will soon be banned from using social networking sites like Facebook, WWLTV reports.

The bill has been passed by the state Senate and is awaiting approval from the governor, who has stated his approval for the ban.

House Bill 55 covers a range of online services: it covers all social networks, chat rooms and even peer-to-peer networks. But not every sex offender will be affected. The bans extend only to those who have been charged with a sex offense against a minor.

Facebook itself is unlikely to complain about the bill. They’ve launched their own offensivesagainst sex offenders in the past, though certain governments don’t like their methods.