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Disclose profile or go behind bars

Lawmakers in Louisiana introduced a bill, recently signed into a new law which requires registered sex offenders to make disclosures with regard convicted sex offences in their  social media profiles. According to Louisiana State Representative Jeff Thompson, convicted child predators and sex offenders have to post all of their crimes on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

In case a convicted sex offender fails to comply with tis law, they could be charged with felony with a penalty of 2 – 10 prison years and fine of $1,000. A second offence would invite harsher punishment upto twenty years in prison.

Facebook doesn’t allow convicted sex offenders from using the social network. But, a convicted sex offender can easily get around that policy by not disclosing that info. to Facebook. Twitter doesn’t specifically ban sex offenders from using the social network in the terms of service.

This law is going to be effective during August 2012.

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