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MySpace Press Conference On ‘Internet Safety’ Today

posted by Choire Sicha   Jan 14, 2008

MySpace is having “a press conference to make a major announcement in regards to Internet safety” today at the Sheraton in New York at 11 a.m. EST, according to their press office. (If you want to listen in, citizen journalist, you can dial it up and listen in at 800-895-0231 or 785-424-1054, with conference ID: ABCDE.) Quite possibly related: Today, the New Yorker takes on the so-called “MySpace Suicide Hoax,” in which 13-year-old Megan Meier hanged herself after being taunted by neighbors posing on MySpace as a teen boy. In the neighborhood drama that ensued, an innocent foosball table was also destroyed.

Reader comments

dubiouswonderJan 14, 2008 at 11:36AM

The foosball sentence made this blurb worth reading

jonathanJan 14, 2008 at 6:39PM

er, maybe that should be “myspace hoax suicide”?

SpaceMonkeyXJan 15, 2008 at 10:53PM

I live in O’Fallon (the “next town over” from Dardenne Prairie, though DP is actually surrounded by O’Fallon’s city limits) and let me tell you, this has been a huge story around here for weeks.

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