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Italian left-wingers claim a Facebook propaganda campaign has co-opted hundreds of thousands of users into groups supporting Silvio Berlusconi as he recuperates. Yesterday, the Italian privacy commissioner was asked to investigate when Facebook users noticed they had mysteriously joined groups such as "We Support Berlusconi" …


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  1. Chimpofdoom!

    What about...

    The Rage Against the Machine campaign for Xmas number 1?

    1. Ihre Papiere Bitte!!

      Let's Face It....

      Everyone who would buy Killing in the Name of probably already owns it. Compare that to the number of drones who will buy the latest X-Factor-Mas junk because they are told to, and it's no contest for Number 1.

      Though I would *dearly* love to see RAtM played on the Xmas Countdown just for the comedy value!

  2. Gaius

    Well done

    Being proud of hitting a 73-year-old man in the face is about what I'd expect from the Italian left. Let's see them come over here and have a go at John Prescott.

    1. Roger Heathcote 1


      there's an Italian left?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    When the PM owns the media, maybe it's the likes of Web2.0 crap that is the only way to get the other side of the story.

    Then again, what could go wrong when the media is the leaders propoganda machine.

    Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot......

  4. Forget It

    Shud upa Ya Face-book

    diddle dee di diddly doh.

  5. mrlumpy


    To be fair, he deserves being hit with something much heavier than what he was hit with. 73 or not, the bloke is still a twat and got what has been coming for sometime. He is still owed a fair bit as well which would be good to be handed out before he shuffles off the mortal coil.

  6. Graham Marsden
    Dead Vulture


    Who is this "Berlsuconi" bloke mentioned in the title...?

  7. shay mclachlan
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    great sayings of our time

    Bertolusconi saying 'Love always triumphs over envy and hate' is up there with Margaret Thatchers

    notorious 'Where there is discord, may we bring harmony.' For sure.

  8. Winkypop Silver badge

    Hit in the face with a miniture cathedral?

    Perhaps he should just turn the other cheek ?

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    just be glad

    If it had happened over here we would have a law rushed through to make all souvenirs out of sponge 'just in case'.

    not forgetting the hefty fine and minimum 10 years inside for any miscreant found in possession of anything harder than a jaffa cake.

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