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Gangsters Finding Fans on Facebook

Gangsters Find Fans on Facebook
Do you have friends on Facebook? Sure, we all do. How about fans, though? If you're a person of some notoriety, you can create what's called a "Page" on the site dedicated to yourself, and other Facebook users can sign up to show their adoration for all things you. All sorts of people have created pages for themselves and for others -- including some shady characters, like mafiosos who have become unusually popular on the site.

One such person is Italian Salvatore "Totò" Riina, who is serving 12 life sentences after being convicted of over 100 counts of murder. Yet this man has nearly 3,000 fans on his Facebook page. Other shady figures are similarly popular. Disconcerting? Yes, a bit, but we're happy to report that Mother Theresa is also quite popular on the site, having nearly 100,000 fans. [From: The New York Times]

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