Man gets six-month term for threatening Boldrini online

Former House Speaker says people must report Internet hate

(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 23 - Laura Boldrini, an MP for the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and the former speaker of the Lower House, said Tuesday that a man she reported to prosecutors for threatening her online had been convicted by a criminal court. She said the man had been handed a six-month jail term and ordered to pay her damages for a death threat posted on Facebook.
    He had written "more P38 (gun) lead for Boldrini". "I stood as a civil plaintiff (in the criminal trial) and I testified," Boldrini said via Facebook.
    "We must report online hate.
    "Threats and insults cannot go unpunished.
    "This is a way to take back the Web as a space for debate...
    "Let's now allow ourselves to be intimidated!". (ANSA).


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