The Fiano law against fascist propaganda could be approved very soon. The classroom exam is scheduled for Tuesday, and the law is particularly short (one article only); In addition, only five amendments were tabled. That is why the discussion should be fast.
The new law is contested by right-wing parties. The law punishes fascist propaganda, with a particular eye on the web. The Fiano law introduces Article 293a penal code, which punishes “anyone who propagates the images or contents of the Fascist Party or the German National Socialist Party”. The expected punishment is between 6 months and 2 years, with a one-third increase if fascist propaganda is to be made through telematic or computer tools. As some democratic parliamentarians explain, in short: just a greeting, nostalgic gadgets and various commodities of the same category. “With aggravating if all this is done through telematic or computer tools”, then through the web. They should be excluded, unlike what emerged during the launch and parliamentary debate of the law, the gadget more tightly kitsch and commercial. Obviously the interests of Predappio’s merchants found efficient channels to reach the ears of anti-Fascist vests. Emanuele Fiano and the rapporteur, the other dem Walter Verini, have in fact explained that “it is not intended to strike opinions, ideas, historical research, nor even the folklore of bad taste that often prosper around the wastes of the Fascist regime” .