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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:18 PM

Judge orders arrest of Brazil Google president

Source: BBC

A regional judge has ordered the arrest of Google's president in Brazil, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, after the company failed to take down Youtube videos.

Authorities say the videos are slanderous towards a candidate running in a city's election for mayor.

The judge ordered the removal of the videos last week, but Google has refused to remove them and says it is appealing. It says it is not responsible for the content posted on its site.

According to Brazilian media, the videos in question suggest Alcides Bernal - a mayoral candidate in the city of Campo Grande - is guilty of committing crimes.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19724403

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:08 PM

1. The moment he is arrested Google needs to terminate service to the country.


He will be out soon after.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 01:36 AM

3. That's a good idea...

and see where that gets Brazil in the longer run...

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 03:15 AM

4. It's a risk, but you either provide free speech or you don't.

(I mean Google algorithms of free speech)

They are censoring Google in China, much against Google's wishes, I think. I read there is now something on those pages that the results are censored.

Here, I am not sure the country has China's muscle, though I am sure Google has to weigh the profit and loss, and not just in money.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:16 PM

2. Someone might suggest the judge is corrupt, but then they would be arrested too

Why would someone be arrested for slander while appealing a court ruling?

Sounds like something more may be going on.

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