Facebook Says Italy’s Plan to Block Web Content Goes Too Far

Facebook Inc., the world’s largest social-networking site, said that it is concerned about Italy’s proposed law to force Internet providers to block access to Web sites that incite or justify criminal behavior.”We have not seen the language of the bill, but reports about it concern us,” said Debbie Frost, a Facebook spokeswoman, in an e-mail. The legislation is “akin to shutting down the country’s entire railroad network because of some objectionable graffiti in one train station.”

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