Trial opens in "MySpace suicide" case

11/20/2008 | Reuters

A well-publicized case in which a 13-year-old Megan Meier was driven to suicide, allegedly as the result of a onetime friend's mother impersonating a male admirer on MySpace, has gone to trial in California. Although the incident occurred in Missouri, federal prosecutors brought the case against Lori Drew in California, where MySpace is headquartered. The case is among the first to determine what real-world laws govern interactions on online social networks.

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