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Møteplassen MySpace har funnet 29.000 registrerte sex-overgripere på sine sider. Det er en firedobling i løpet av kort tid.

Det var amerikanske myndigheter som ba Murdoch-selskapet sjekke hvor mange sex-overgripere som hadde profil på MySpace.

North Carolina’s Roy Cooper is one of several attorneys general who recently demanded the News Corp.-owned Web site provide data on how many registered sex offenders were using the popular social networking site, along with information about where they live.

After initially withholding the information, citing federal privacy laws, MySpace began sharing the information in May after the states filed formal legal requests.

At the time, MySpace said it had already used a database it helped create to remove about 7,000 profiles of sex offenders, out of a total of about 180 million profiles on the site.

Cooper’s office said Tuesday, however, that now the figure has risen past 29,000.

«I’m absolutely astonished and appalled because the number has grown so exponentially over so short of time with no explanation,» said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who also had pressed the company earlier for sex offender data.

Delstatsforsamlingen i North Carolina skal behandle et forslag om at foreldre på godkjenne at barna oppretter profiler på steder som MySpace, ved å autentitisere sin identitet. Men nettselskapene er skeptiske. -You cannot eyeball a user, sier de.

MySpace finds 29,000 sex offenders