The North Carolina Supreme Court upheld a state law that prohibits registered sex offenders from using social media sites, including Facebook. The ban applies to sites that minors can join, and its goal is to protect children under 18 from registered sex offenders, according to a Raleigh News & Observer report. Opponents of the law contend it hinders registered sex offenders’ ability to re-enter society. More than 14,000 people are in the state’s Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry database, according to the report.