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Facebook 'Panic Button' KILLED: Site Nixes Button To Report Child Predators

05/19/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

After a 33-year-old U.K. man brutally raped and murdered a 17-year-old girl he met on Facebook, many demanded that the social networking site do more to protect its younger membership by installing a 'panic' button, which kids could click to instantly report danger. After lengthy consultations with child protection agencies, Facebook has indeed decided to take action, but has opted against implementing any sort of panic button -- much to the dismay of some child advocates.

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