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N.Y. AG Boots Convicted Sex Offenders Out of Video Game Communities

Based on information given to them by the sex offenders. That sounds trustworthy


It's no small feat taking on the entire internet when you're making sure the world is safe for children – that's why New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has removed approximately 2,100 registered sex offenders from online gaming communities instead. Targeting groups like Gaia Online, NCSoft, and THQ, Scheiderman has made it clear that if it's possible that a child is playing a video game online, he doesn't want sex offenders anywhere on the digital premises.

Schneiderman spoke this week on how the most recent (but not the largest) wave of 2,000 registered sex offenders being kicked from gaming communities as a result of his office's initiative called "Operation: Game Over." Cleverness of the title of the project aside, this situation has offered up some key quotes from the official in his bid to cut out any offenses before they happen.