The issues I’ve listed about this particular approach do not pretend to cover other aspects like legality, jurisdiction, enforceability, etc.
that will surely be wrestled over, but they should raise concern in the minds of the public as to the justness of this law.
The term ‘social network’ is undefined Making it a felony for sexual predators to join social networking sites that are designed for children and teens, for dating, or specifically designed to meet vulnerable people is one thing, but this law takes an entirely undifferentiated and draconian approach by including all sites with any social networking functionality.
and e Bay, for example, are social networks that enable people to have profiles, post comments, and more.
Illinois recently enacted changes to a law to make the use of social networking sites by registered sex offenders a class 4 felony. 1, 2010, Illinois state senator Bill Brady explained the reasoning behind the changes, “The idea was, if the predator is supposed to be a registered sex offender, they should keep their Internet distance as well as their physical distance.