In Italy there is an urge to ban Facebook pages which justify fascism

26.04.2017, Italy.

On April 25, in her address to Facebook’s administration, Laura Boldrini, the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, stated the need to ban the propaganda of fascist and Nazi ideas through the Facebook social network, reported the RIA Novosti news agency.

In Laura Boldrini’s address it is said that fascist manifestations, as well as all forms of fascist apologetics, are prohibited in Italy.  Laura Boldrini informed her audience that according to a survey which was conducted by the National Association of the Italian Partisans (ANPI), about 2700 Facebook pages in Italy are related to right-wing extremism. 300 of them are of an openly fascist nature. This is why the discussion has now become important. Since Facebook, as a social network, is one of the most important tools of youth communication, the existence of pro-fascist pages poses a real threat today, said the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy.
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