A Milanese public prosecutor indicted four Google employees for a video they didn't film, appear in, upload or allow to remain uploaded. Then a Milanese judge proved that the Italian legal system can't even screw up consistently by only convicting three of them. We would love to know how the fourth guy got off. If this court is already sentencing defendants completely unrelated to the crime, whatever he did must have be a cheat code for the legal system. The others were sentenced to six months before the sentences were waived, possibly as the blind idol of justice herself said "Even I can see that this is stupid."
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"Seriously, guys, justice much?"
The basic prosecution argument was that Google was responsible for everything on YouTube. Which is clearly impossible, because they're not all sterile from skateboarding injuries.
After jailing science, then trying to arrest technology, Italy has erased so much human history that they're now trying to reverse the spice trade. The Italian town of Forte de Marmi looked at the 15th century discovery of trade routes, realized that meant dealing with foreigners, went "ugh" and banned ethnic restaurants.
Local businesses scrambled to comply with the law.
Mayor Umberto Buratti said, "This measure has nothing to do with xenophobia -- it is about protecting and valuing our culture." Because nothing says "non-xenophobic" like legislating against businesses that even smell like they're foreign. He went on to point out, "There's a sushi takeaway, although it's not in the town center." So if you thought someone pointing out that they had a foreign friend was bad, you're right. But when they feel the need to explain that they know about a foreign restaurant somewhere -- but not nearby -- that's their genes trying to tell you that they're sick of being passed back and forth between relatives like an unwanted Christmas gift.