I’m not much of a politics guy as I have an equal hatred towards all parties for some reason or another but this bill, as described, is amazingly ignorant. Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania wants to ban all minors from using social networking sites such as myspace and facebook because “child predators” use them to find victims. Isn’t that kind of like banning kids from the playground because they might get kidnapped?
Anyway, I’m not one these armchair pundits so I’ll just let you read the article yourself and form your own opinion.
Update: Here’s another story about it at C|Net. It would seem that Fitzpatrick just wants to band school and libraries that receive federal money to ban access, not just a general banning.