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    Friday, June 30, 2006

    Newswire: Protect your kids from themselves

    Many of you by now know that MySpace.com is being sued by a 14-year-old girl who claimed on MySpace.com to be 15, when she was 13, so she could get beyond MySpace age restrictions and who then met a 19-year-old man online who then raped her when they arranged a meeting.

    She and her mother claim that MySpace.com should have known that she was underage and should have stopped the girl from arranging the meeting with an older man ... somehow.

    And therefore it's completely MySpace.com's fault that this unfortunate incident happened.

    Now the rapist is claiming that he is actually more of a victim than the girl and says he will also be suing MySpace.com for allowing the girl to claim that she was 15-years-old when, at the time, she was 13-years-old.

    The term "personal responsibility" is begging to become an oxymoron.

    In other news, MySpace.com has put into place new security policies prohibiting people older than 18 from entering space reserved for 14 and 15-year-olds because, as we all know, no pedophile would ever lie about his age.

    Time Magazine 22-Jun-06

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