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    Police Penalize Woman for Facebook Photo

    Who, exactly, does the Citizens Security Law protect? The new Spanish legislation prohibits people from posting anything on social media that could jeopardize police operations. It was cited recently in fining an Alicante woman nearly $900 for posting a photo of a cop car parked in a disabled space on Facebook. Police said they parked there to investigate nearby vandalism, and while the woman’s picture didn’t slow them down, it was a blow to their “honor.” Amnesty International condemned the move, and Facebook is bracing for outcry about Spain’s freedom of speech.

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