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Old 08-02-2006, 03:33 AM   #1
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LXer: U.S. Legislators Move to Ban Social Networking Sites

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A bill introduced by Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) that aims to restrict social networking Web sites in schools and libraries passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 410-15. The Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) would require organizations that receive funds under the federal E-Rate program to install Internet filters that would block access to sites such as Facebook and MySpace. [This strikes me as getting dangerously close to the Big Brother syndrome. Isn't there a better way to protect children? - dcparris-



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