MySpace Removes 29,000 Sex Offender Profiles

MySpace announced today that it has detected and deleted 29,000 convicted sex offenders from the social networking site. The number is over four times numbers previously reported.

From today’s Reuter’s news article —

Popular Internet social network MySpace said on Tuesday it detected and deleted 29,000 convicted sex offenders on its service, more than four times the figure it had initially reported.

The company, owned by media conglomerate News Corp, said in May it had deleted about 7,000 user profiles that belonged to convicted offenders. MySpace attracts about 60 million unique visitors monthly in the United States.

The new information was first revealed by U.S. state authorities after MySpace turned over information on convicted sex offenders it had removed from the service.

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