Yahoo is reporting that New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has announced an agreement with social networking Web site Facebook to enforce safeguards against obscene content and sexual predators using the site.
The agreement calls for Facebook to respond and begin addressing complaints of nudity or pornography or unwelcome contact within 24 hours of receiving them, and to report to the complainant within 72 hours on how it will respond.
“These social networking sites are attractive. We want to make sure they’re safe,” Cuomo said at a news conference. “Facebook will have the safest interactions of its kind on the Internet.”
Under the agreement, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will have to post the safety procedures on its Web site.
Cuomo said he hoped that other social networking sites would follow Facebook’s lead. He said his office was in discussions with other sites, but he declined to name them.