sex_computerThe Associated Press is reporting that a federal judge in Baton Rouge has sided with two convicted sex offenders who sued the state in an effort to overturn a new law that bars such convicts from using social media sites like Facebook, ruling that the Louisiana law is too broad.

The law took effect in August after being passed in last years legislative session. It makes it a crime for people convicted of sex crimes against minors or of video voyeurism to use websites that allow users to network. But U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson ruled that the way the law is worded, virtually all websites — the entire World Wide Web — is off limits to sex offenders and “unreasonably restricts many ordinary activities that have become important to everyday life in today’s world.”

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana brought the suit on behalf of plaintiffs known only as John Doe and James Doe.

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