Louisiana To Sex Offenders: No Facebook For You


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Sex offenders in the Deep South will not be able to legally use social networking sites under a new law set to pass in Louisiana.

House Bill 55, which has passed the Louisiana Senate and will become law once signed off by Governor Bobby Jindal, will make it a crime for anyone convicted of a list of sex offenses against a minor to use networking websites, chat rooms and peer-to-peer networks.

Local TV reports that those found guilty of the “crime of unlawful use or access of social media would carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years [and a] second conviction would require a prison sentence of at least five years and up to 20 years.”

Whether this law might conflict with the recent deceleration by the United Nations that access to the Internet is a Human Right is yet to be seen.

(via NextWeb)


Duncan Riley

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