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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Moroccan Facebook User Jailed

The Moroccan government arrested a Facebook user, Fouad Mourtada, for creating a fake profile of a Moroccan prince, as a "joke." The Wall Street Journal reports Facebook denied providing Mourtada's personal information to Moroccan authorities.
How did Moroccan authorities hack Mourtada's Facebook page to get personal info?

The Committee to Protect Bloggers suspects Facebook may have provided the personal info and be lying, adding "it will be impossible to take its denial at face value until and unless the means of discovering Mourtada’s identity becomes public."
The C.P.B. suspects Facebook may have provided the info, in keeping with Facebook's user agreement which says it will share information with law enforcement and other government agencies “when it has a good faith belief it is legally obligated to do so.”
Mourtada was sentenced to three years in prison for creating the satirical Facebook profile.


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