An explosive investigation reveals how registered sex offenders prowl for potential victims on dating apps. Registered sex offenders are mixing and mingling — and finding victims on free dating apps and websites including Tinder, OKCupid and Plenty of Fish, a new investigation reveals. Columbia Journalism Investigates — an investigative team at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism — and nonprofit newsroom ProPublica launched a month investigation into sexual violence involving popular dating apps and online sites. The ensuing story was co-published with BuzzFeed. What the journalists found was shocking: Match Group, which owns Match. A majority of the victims — mostly women — met the men who attacked them on Match Group-owned sites such as OKCupid, Plenty of Fish and Tinder, the article says.
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Social media use is a constitutional right — even for sex offenders, the Supreme Court decided Monday. The justices unanimously ruled that it's fine for convicted sex offenders to use social media sites such as Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and LinkedIn, as long as they aren't breaking the law while doing so. This is one of the Supreme Court's few cases so far about the constitutionality of social media, and one of the few major decisions to say online access is a basic American right. The decision struck down a North Carolina law that banned sex offenders from logging onto social media. In its opinion, the court said social media had become such an essential part of life that it is unconstitutional to ban an entire group of people from it without criminal cause. Even convicted criminals — and in some instances especially convicted criminals — might receive legitimate benefits from these means for access to the world of ideas, particularly if they seek to reform and to pursue lawful and rewarding lives.
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If you are dating a sex offender in California there are certain laws and procedures that you should be aware of. These laws may limit where the sex offender can live, who they can be around, and even where they can work. In California, after a convicted sexoffender serves their sentence, Penal Code PC requires that they register as a sex offender with the city or county police department. They will have to renew this registration every time they move to another residence, and yearly within five days of their birthday. When and if they move to a new location, they will have to notify the police in the town where they are moving, and inform their current local police station of their intention to move.
It seems that phones are the de facto way to do anything these days — dating, included. One study found that around 40 percent of people in new, heterosexual relationships met online; another reported that as of , at least 5 million Americans had used dating apps, and around 30 percent of those users were between the ages of 18 and Reporters talked to several women who allege that dating apps and sites like Tinder, Plenty of Fish, and Match had connected them with users who would ultimately prove to be predatory. Both companies are owned by the Match Group , an umbrella group that owns a total of 45 dating platforms, including Match, OkCupid, and Hinge. Of those dozens of companies, only Match purports to conduct background checks on users with any regularity; most of the companies that provide free services, and are ostensibly the most accessible to users, do not.