Morocco Takes Facebook More Seriously Than NYU Freshmen

Rebecca · 02/23/08 02:08PM

Cyber identity is no joke, and if takes three years in jail to teach Fouad Mortada that lesson, so be it. The 26 year-old Moroccan was sentenced to jail time and $1,000 fine for creating a satirical Facebook profile of Prince Moulay Rachid. But before you get outraged, consider that this same ha-ha could have been played on the King.

Mortada set up the account in January. Ever swift Moroccan justice had Mortada arrested, blindfolded and beaten up by first week of February.