Facebook Sets Safeguards Against Sexual Predators

Site adds more than 40 new protective measures
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2008 4:42 PM CDT
Facebook Sets Safeguards Against Sexual Predators
The Facebook logo is displayed at a news conference in New York in this November 6, 2007 file photo.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)

Facebook has implemented more than 40 additional measures to protect users from pedophiles and online bullying, the AP reports. The site now limits results for older users searching for minors, and has banned sex offenders from registering. "Building a safe and trusted online experience has been part of Facebook from its outset," said the site’s chief privacy officer.

Among the new safeguards, Facebook now:

  • Polices and eliminates groups involved with child porn or bullying.
  • Gives a warning message to users under 18 when they are about to send personal information to an adult.
  • Monitors users who change their listed age to make sure they aren't pedos trying to masquerade as kids.
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