It seems that New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is up to his grandstanding tricks again.
In a move that I’m sure has nothing to do with his campaign for governor Mr. Cuomo wants to create a database of 8,000 child porn images for social networking sites to use to keep the images off their servers. While Cuomo may catch a few fish in his nets this really does nothing about sexual predators on social networking sites. First off the larger sites like MySpace and Facebook do a great job of keeping child porn off their site as much as they can. Secondly this does little to nothing to protect children from child predators on social networking sites.
Most of the child porn that takes place on Myspace and Facebook are the pictures that pedophiles get from their groomed victims. For the most part those pictures will not be on Cuomo’s magical database.
If I was a resident of the Empire State the only way Mr. Cuomo would even remotely get my vote would for him to introduce legislation that would make more prison time for sexual predators.