FaceBook: the new MySpace

  • by , October 8, 2007

Looks like Facebook should take a cue from MySpace when it comes to cooperating with law enforcement.

Recently, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo informed Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg of an ongoing investigation into "user safety" of his clients.

According to Cuomo, several undercover NY police officers in the Internet Crimes division went online as 14-year-old girls.

Turns out, it's 14-year-old girls that get all the action on the site. They were each solicited for sex multiple times.

Here's the question: should Facebook, in light of this information, readily turn over user information to the authorities? Or should they put up a fight and stand for user privacy?

2 comments about "FaceBook: the new MySpace".
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  1. James Curran, October 15, 2007 at 9:24 a.m.

    Yes, they should divulge this information.

    If Facebook doesn't want their top branded advertisers pulling their ads just ast they did to MySpace when they were featured on "To Catch A Predator".... then they'll comply.

    Or they could wait to "not hurt the freedom" of their users that commit pedophile crimes on their site to continue to build their userbase.

    We'll see.

  2. Terry Heaton from Reinvent21, October 15, 2007 at 4:15 p.m.

    You know, what we never see in any of these stings are the fake profiles of the stingers, the bait. Love to see that sometime.

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