The Associated Press is reporting that registered sex offenders are fighting in several states to try and gain access to social networking sites like Facebook.
They are currently blocked from using these sites to help protect against potential abuse.
Sex offenders are challenging restrictions to social networks by arguing that the laws"infringe on free speech and their right to participate in common online discussions".
The laws on this issue are old, and pretty vague. My belief is that these sites are more a privilege than a right, and if you break a law you should be denied the access. In this article they say "Authorities insist the bans are needed to protect children from pedophiles who prowl online hangouts." I agree with that logic.
So do you think Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter access is necessary for free speech?