Italy: Facebook is more dangerous than the terrorist groups of the 1970s.


Kudos to Italy for being one of the first countries to "get it."  Renato Schifani, who holds the country's second highest office said that Facebook is "more dangerous than the terrorist groups of the 1970s."

(AKI) - The popular Internet social networking site, Facebook, is seeking a meeting with Italian senate speaker Renato Schifani to discuss the controversy over the site that arose after the attack on the prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Director of European public policy for Facebook, Richard Allan, has sent a letter to Schifani requesting a meeting after he accused Facebook of an "instigation to violence" after the attack.

....On Thursday, Schifani which holds the country's second highest office said that Facebook is more dangerous than the terrorist groups of the 1970s.

Regarding Facebook, Schifani said "you can read real and proper anthems to the instigation to violence".

He also said that Facebook had the potential to "feed the hate that flourishes in some fringe groups".

The Berlusconi attack created a fierce debate among thousands of supporters and opponents on the social networking site Facebook and the government has blamed it for being a factor in the attack against the premier.

After the attack on Berlusconi on Sunday, Italy's interior minister Roberto Maroni signalled tighter legislative measures to control Internet sites in a bid to reduce what it says is a "climate of violence" that caused Sunday's attack.
As the JIDF has proven time and time again, Facebook is lying here: 
"When opinions expressed on our site are turned into declarations of hate or threats against people, we remove the contents and we can also close the accounts of the people responsible. However, unfortunately, ignorance exists inside and outside of Facebook and this will not be defeated hiding it, but facing it," she said.

The attack on Berlusconi occurred only a week after several hundred thousand people took to the streets of Rome for a protest entitled "No Berlusconi Day".

It was largely organised mainly online through internet social networks.
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