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Make MySpace, Facebook Enforce Age Rules, Cooper Says

Posted March 1, 2007 8:58 p.m. EST

— State Attorney General Roy Cooper is pushing legislation that would require social Web sites like MySpace.com and Facebook.com to enforce age restrictions.

“When we see child after child being lured off these sites into the clutches of child predators, we're just not going to stand by and let that happen,” Cooper said Thursday.

The attorney general pitched the legislation to a state Senate judiciary committee.

Cooper is also calling for tougher penalties for child predators and people who distribute child pornography.

He also wants to make it a felony to lie to an State Bureau of Investigation agent.