The popular social networking web site Facebook has removed more than 5,500 sex offenders.
Facebook has been working with local law enforcement and using the national sex offender registry to find offenders.
The site's policy now dictates that no convicted offender is allowed to create a web page on its site.
Earlier this month the web site MySpace kicked off 9,000 sex offenders.
Both web sites are using safeguards and putting limits on older user's ability to search profiles of members under 18.