US Congress targets social network sites

Cnet Reports a proposed law would cordon off access to sites such as MySpace and LiveJournal from schools and libraries.

MySpace and other social-networking sites like and Facebook are facing a new threat: a proposed federal law that would effectively require most schools and libraries to render those Web sites inaccessible to minors, an age group that includes some of the category’s most ardent users.

“When children leave the home and go to school or the public library and have access to social-networking sites, we have reason to be concerned,” Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, a Pennsylvania Republican, told CNET in an interview.