Boy, 10, insults Dutch PM on Hyves
The boy who posted the message says he does not know who Jan Peter Balkenende is but has heard the name on TV.6 November 2008
TWENTE - The newspaper De Telegraaf reports that Dutch police have seized the computer of a 10-year-old boy who posted an insulting message of Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende on a social networking site
The boy wrote "kick his ugly head off" on the popular Hyves site.
Police traced the message to an address in the town of Rijssen in Twente province. Upon investigation, police realised that it was a 10-year-old boy who posted the message.
The boy said he did not know who Balkenende was, but had heard the name on television. He said he would write a letter to the prime minister to offer his apologies. The boy's computer has been seized for further investigation.
Earlier this year, Hyves was voted as the website of the year in the Netherlands y readers of Emerce, a Dutch magazine and weblog devoted to electronic commerce.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]