Facebook, NY A-G reach agreement on obscenity safeguards

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October 16, 2007 23:52




New York state's top lawyer on Tuesday announced an agreement with the social networking Web site Facebook on Tuesday to protect underage members from sexual predators and obscene or inappropriate content. The agreement calls for Facebook to respond and begin addressing complaints of nudity, pornography or unwelcome contact within 24 hours of receiving them, and to report to the complainant within 72 hours on how it will respond. It also calls for Facebook, which has about 47 million users, to allow someone independent - and approved by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office - to report for two years on its compliance with the new safeguards.


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