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N.Y. Attorney General Subpoenas Facebook
Over Sexual Predator Investigation

N.Y. Claims Facebook Ignores Complaints About Sexual Predators
September 24, 2007

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  • N.Y. A.G. Andrew Cuomo
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  • N.Y. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo had his office issue a subpoena against the social networking website Facebook over concerns that consumers are being misled into believing that the company takes action after receiving notices of alleged sexual advances targeting minors.

    This legal action followed an undercover investigation by the Attorney General's investigators where they claim that "[s]everal complaints reporting users groups that hosted hardcore pornography were ignored by Facebook," and that "Facebook ignored several — and repeated — complaints from our undercover investigators ocnerning persons who made inappropriate sexual advances to underage users."

    The subpoena seeks, in part, "complaints received by Facebook regarding inappropriate solicitation of underage users and inappropriate content on the site, as well as any responses by the website... [and] all Facebook policies on user safety and all representations made to consumers about the safety of the site."


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