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Government proposes libraries block MySpace, social sites

CNet article

Proposal text

I learned tonight through the above CNet article that a proposal in Congress would force libraries and schools to block minors from any “commercial social network sites and chat rooms”. The text defines a commercial social network site as any site which lets users create a profile and communicate with other users.

To me, that would include pretty much any method of online communication except e-mail.

Am I misreading this?

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  1. if these websites are used as a tool to commit a sex crime, the government should not supply it. Just look at all reports that show dumbasses trying to rape a minor. Go to your local library and try to use one of their computer, good luck young and old alike form long lines just to update their profiles. I believe “Myspace” is at “myhouse” with “mymoney”