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Louisiana has enacted a new law requiring sex offenders and child predators to disclose their criminal status on their Facebook and other social networking profiles.

The law — a first of its kind in the U.S. — says sex offenders must include the crime for which they were convicted, the jurisdiction of their conviction, a description of their physical characteristics and a residential address within their profile. It will go into effect August 1.

Facebook already refuses to let registered sex offenders create profiles, according to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. But this new law, according to State Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican who sponsored the bill, is meant to…
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