Italy sounds a lot like Russia.
Except it doesn’t.
We have a lot of shit in Italy, a lot lot lot of shit, among which the fact that the reconstruction works for this disaster “may” have been infiltrated by criminal organizations, or that this earthquake was 5 years ago and there are still areas where reconstruction is going slowly and there is basically no prevention for earthquakes even through we live in a high risk seismic zone.
BUT this post is at the very least misleading and even a quick Wikipedia search could tell you why
"A trial, which lasted from September 2011 until October 2012, found six scientists and a former government official guilty of involuntary manslaughter. According to the prosecution, they had spread "inaccurate, incomplete and contradictory" statements after preliminary tremors could be felt on the days before 6 April 2009. While scientists were found guilty for failing to give adequate warning, the full text of the decision said that that “science [was] not being tried for failing to predict the April 6, 2009 earthquake”
"Boschi had called a major earthquake "unlikely", while not entirely excluding the possibility. De Bernardinis had informed the public that there was "no danger". The prosecutors cited a scientific opinion that the low-level tremors ahead of 6 April quake were typical of the seismic activity preceding major convulsions, but the defendants had classified them as a “normal geological phenomenon”. They were criticised in court for being “falsely reassuring” and Judge Marco Billi gave them a six-year jail sentence on 22 October 2012, reasoning that they had provided “an assessment of the risks that was incomplete, inept, unsuitable, and criminally mistaken”.They were also banned from ever holding public office again and had to pay court costs and damages.
During the trial, other scientists attacked the scientific conduct of the commission. Professor Francesco Giovanni Maria Stoppa, a member of the commission until 2003, said: “They should have given information proportional to our knowledge, which in 2009 spotlighted a criticality in L’Aquila. Under those conditions, there were 5–6 days before the quake to give information, and this doesn’t mean forecasting earthquakes”.
You can agree with the court decision or not, but what really happened is slightly different than what this post says. I understand this kind of Tumblrs needs to find “facts” that are too stunning to be true, but can we please avoid spreading bullshit?