Clicking 'like' on a terrorist video on Facebook counts as evidence of apology for terrorism, Italy's top court has ruled.

Taken alongside other evidence, a Facebook like can be a "serious indication of guilt and therefore justifies pre-trial detention in jail", the Court of Cassation ruled.

The judgment related to a Kosovan man resident in Fiesse in the Brescia area, who was expelled from Italy in November 2016 on charges of online propaganda.

He had lived in the country for around ten years and at the time of his expulsion, the Interior Ministry said, the man's Facebook page "contained documents and files of jihadist propaganda, as well as contacts with two well-known Islamists".

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