A new Louisiana law will require convicted sex offenders to disclose their crimes on social networks they use. ( Joerg Koch / Associated Press )
By Laura Huatala June 22, 2012 , 12:36 p.m.
Louisiana lawmakers are trying a new approach to keeping sex offenders and child predators from using social networks to reach new victims.
State Rep. Jeff Thompson sponsored a bill — recently signed into law — that will require convicted sex offenders and child predators to disclose their crimes on social networks they use.
But the measure will have tiny effect on users of the biggest social network in the U.S, Facebook. The site already prohibits registered sex offenders from using the social network.
The Facebook help center provides instructions for reporting sex offenders. According to an explanation from the help center: “Once we are able to verify a user’s status as a sex offender, we immediately
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