Politics & Government

Online abuse target of deal with Topix

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and attorneys general from 33 other states have reached an agreement with a major online site, Topix.com, to improve consumer protections and eliminate a $19.99 fee to expedite review of abusive or inappropriate posts.

The agreement with Topix follows similar agreements with Facebook and MySpace

Under the terms of the new agreement, Topix will review all reports of abuse free of charge and will remove inappropriate posts within three working days.