Italian police are looking into the Facebook pages and groups glorifying the Mafia under the suspicion that some members are more than just Godfather fans.
The New York Times: To the best of anyone’s knowledge, no convicted Mafiosi have their own Facebook pages, though it is tempting to imagine the status updates: “Totò Riina is looking to buy a judge.” “Bernardo Provenzano wishes he didn’t have to serve so many life sentences.”
But Italian politicians are especially concerned about the networking website and its possible Mafia ties.
Last week, a member of Parliament’s anti-Mafia commission, Senator Gianpiero D’Alia, called for a government investigation and urged his colleagues to remove their Facebook pages until the site took down pro-Mafia groups.
“We can’t accept in virtual reality what we don’t accept in real reality,” Mr. D’Alia said in a telephone interview.
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