With Facebook and MySpace being tasked with keeping registered sex offenders off their sites, tinier U.K.-based Faceparty may have been feeling left out. So they've deleted the accounts of many users aged 36 and up. The site explains:
We understand that only a minority of older users are sex offenders, but you must understand that we cannot tell which.
It's all in response to a pending British law, mandating that social network check users against a government issued list of sex offenders' email addresses. Such lists would be generated by the sex offenders themselves, like the fellow who drove 100 miles to have "everything but" sex with a teenager he met off the site. As Faceparty doesn't maintain email records for its users, the Olds-deletion policy is just their way of keeping the Internet safe for teens to continue to "log [their] asses on."