Sunday, December 19, 2010
EU officials were shocked at the volume of defamatory and obscene insults and taunts directed at the Italian Prime Minister, who was attending the Brussels summit. "We had the tweet-wall up for two hours in the main hall, but it wasn't moderated and a lot of the tweets were, well, very, very frank," Dana Manescu, an EU official told EUobserver.
"It was insulting. People were calling him a paedophile. The point was not to show insulting messages about Berlusconi. If anyone from the Italian delegation saw it, it would hurt their feelings."
The tweets appeared in huge letters on giant television screen in the summit press areas and in rooms used by passing diplomats and politicians.
"Berlusconi pays for sex, for votes, for mafia protection, for everything he can buy. What he cannot buy, will be stolen," sent tanzeron.
One Italian tweeter, mpietropoli caused particular alarm after posting embarrassing old quotes from Mr Berlusconi.'
Posted by DotConnector at 11:06