Italian right-wing leader says Facebook blocks his personal page

April 9, 2015 7:07 PM

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Italian right-wing leader says Facebook blocks his personal page

ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's anti-immigration Northern League party, said on Thursday Facebook had blocked his personal page for 24 hours because he used the word "gipsy" in posts.

Salvini, who is trying to establish himself as a contender to lead Italy's fractured opposition against center-left premier Matteo Renzi, frequently lambasts foreigners in an appeal to anti-immigrant sentiment which has grown during three years of economic recession and stagnation.

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