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@dfollin (12777)
United States
May 25, 2008 9:21pm CST
My mom just told me that the government is closing down all chat rooms,myspace and alike place on the internet because there has been some inappropiate people have been in those places.Has anyone else heard this? In that case all public school's,churches,stores,restaurant's,banks,bars,everywhere should be shut down.These inappropiate people work and live somewhere.You here about it everyday on the news.
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@mnflower (1301)
• United States
26 May 08
They are not being closed but they are being censored alot and watching for minors with adult profiles, they are going to be banned if they get caught.parents are going to have to sign for there minors to have a myspace or facebook account along with others for too many minors are saying they are 18 and this is having predators watching there profile, x rated pictures will be deleted and the 2nd warning will result is suspension of account and ip numbers. This is a good decision being made by the government for these place attract alot of pedifilers and alot of the young girls are searching older men and giving personal information which is causeing many problems, this is for your own safety and with the parents don't being around all the time they can not sensor what there kids are doing online/.
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@dfollin (12777)
• United States
26 May 08
I do not know if this is absolutley true.That is why I started a discussion about it,to see if anyone else has heard this.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
27 May 08
I haven't heard anything about them being shut down, but I do know they are being censored more.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
26 May 08
I haven't heard about this yet. I don't think it wold be right to do this and I don't think it would work anyway. People like that are everywhere and shutting down social sites are not going to stop them. I just don't see how it's possible.
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@dfollin (12777)
• United States
26 May 08
That's what I told her,that it wouldn't work and she just got mad at me.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
26 May 08
No, I haven't heard anything about this. And you are right that inappropriate people are everywhere and we just have to be careful off line as well as online for these type of people.
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@dfollin (12777)
• United States
26 May 08
Yes,and that is part of the reason that I homeschool my daughter,rarely let her sleepover at people's house's and go places without me or someone that Iam close to.You never know who you can trust anymore.My boys are adults and I told them if there was a problem and I was not around tell a teacher,pastor or policeman.But,I cannot tell my 11 year old daughter that and my boys know that you cannot trust a lot of people.It's sad and I know that's not what God wants.
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@fizanali (478)
• Pakistan
26 May 08
i haven't heard about it, but i don't think anyone government can close down a site such as myspace which operates worldwide and besides this would mean almost closing 80 percent of the internet!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 May 08
The only thing that I have heard recently, is about sites like, Myspace and Utube. I heard that they have been closely monitoring these sites because there has been alot of bulyying on these sites and they are a bad influence on the younger generation and there are alot of stalking people there too, who claim to be a different age and such.
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• United States
26 May 08
I don't think the government can legally do that in the United States. I think it would infringe on our constitutional rights to freedom of speech, the press, and the right of assembly. So, I don't think this is really true, at least in the United States. It's entirely possible that the government keeps tabs on some of these places for certain activities, but I don't think they would be able to legally shut it down. Now, in other countries, I can see them doing that.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
26 May 08
This is the first I've heard of that. I don't use any of them but I know alot of people who do. There's going to be alot of upset people.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
27 May 08
I have not heard that, but that does not mean that it isn't true. I don't know exactly what that is going to do, they will just go somewhere else.
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@dfollin (12777)
• United States
27 May 08
I don't know,my mom just said she had heard it.I was just wondering if anyone else had heard it.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
27 May 08
I would assume these are all rumors, as I have heard nothing to this sort yet, and I am online all of the time, and belong to a Good Social Networking site as well. I do not think anyone could ever close all of these sites down. They might require stricter rules for most of them, but that is about all.
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@dfollin (12777)
• United States
27 May 08
That is correct.As I said my mom heard this and told me and I started this discussion to see if anyone else has heard it.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
26 May 08
If this is true i didn't now that the government had that type of power to do something like that where the internet is concerned. If they do anything they will start having people watch more of what is posted and make sure that it is not give people the wrong idea.
@dfollin (12777)
• United States
27 May 08
I have fiound that the government will find any loop hole that they can to do whatever they want.The government is the power here.But,in the long run they will all find that the power is God!
@jczvrse (169)
• United States
26 May 08
I have not heard anything about it but I'm with you there are inapprpriate people just about everywhere you go even CHURCH....
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@dfollin (12777)
• United States
27 May 08
That's right,you hear alot about preachers that have molested kids.There was this one true story I heard where a man and a woman were going to the same church and they fell in love and got married.She got AIDS from him.It turns out that he was bi-sexuel and joined a church to find a virgin to marry.You never know who to trust.
• United States
26 May 08
i don't see how they could enforce that-it'd be like torrent sites,they could shut down the majors,but more would pop up. i did hear they're trying to make minors joining harder for things like myspace though.
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