Fouad Mourtada, a 26-year old Moroccan computer engineer, created a Facebook profile in which he impersonated a Moroccan prince. Morocco was not amused. It convicted Mourtada of a criminal offense (the WS Journal article does not specify what it was), fining him and imposing a three-year jail sentence. There is a question whether Facebook turned over Mourtada’s identity to Moroccan authorities. The article quotes a Facebook spokesperson that while the company’s policies allow it to share information with police “when it has a good faith belief it is legally obligated to do so,” it did not share Mourtada’s identity with police in this case. Of course if a website is “legally 0bligated” to provide information to police then it is not “allowing” access to the information because it is not exercising discretion.