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March 8, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
States, MySpace Agree to Measures to Stop Child Predators
(2008-01-15)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Alabama and 48 other states have reached an agreement with MySpace to change to help prevent sexual predators and others from misusing it.

Several states' attorneys general, including Alabama's Troy King, say in a statement that the huge social networking Web site has agreed to add several protections and participate in a working group to develop new technologies, including a way to verify the ages of users.

Other social networking sites will be invited to participate.

MySpace, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, will also accept independent monitoring and changes the structure of its site.

Legal authorities have long been seeking greater controls for networking sites to prevent predators from using them to contact children.

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