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Anti-Semitic YouTube channel investigated

Italian authorities are investigating a YouTube channel that posted songs setting anti-Semitic lyrics to Italian hit tunes.

Investigators said whoever posted the songs to YouTube seems to be in Italy. The channel profile for "99fosse" opened April 19, 2008, remains active but no videos are posted. It identifies the owner as 24 and Italian.

Political leaders, including Rome’s mayor, condemned the incident.

"There is a cancer on the Net that allows diffusion of pedophile pornography and anti-Semitic material and allows scam artists to operate online," said Rome’s Jewish community president, Riccardo Pacifici.

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