Brazil: Arrest warrant issued for CFO of Google Brazil for ignoring court orders to remove video from YouTube

Posted on September 16, 2012 • Filed under: Brazil, Human Rights Latin America, Internet reported that the election judge Campina Grande, in the Brazilian state of Paraiba, has issued an arrest warrant against the CFO of Google Brazil , Luiz Edmundo Pinto Balthazar, for ignoring two court orders requiring him to remove a video from YouTube. The video in question is one in which Romero Rodrigues, a candidate for mayor, made a mistake in giving the meaning of an acronym. The video in which Rodrigues called “Performance Index” to “Index of Basic Education Development”, had a short statement and immediately cut to a scene of “Chavo” saying “what donkey, put zero.” According to the news article, Google issued a statement that voters have a right to express their views on candidates ….. as an exercise in democracy…. Read Article

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