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Google Brazil president faces arrest order
AFP ^

Posted on 09/26/2012 10:53:18 AM PDT by the_boy_who_got_lost

A Brazilian court said Tuesday that an arrest order was issued against Google Brazil's president over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that "slander" a mayoral candidate.

Electoral authorities in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul said Fabio Jose Silva Coelho committed the crime of "disobedience" by not pulling two videos that "slander, insult and defame" Campo Grande candidate Alcides Bernal.

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: arrest; brazil; google
Why not arrest the people who made the video and make them take it down? If it's such a big deal! I sure am glad this can't happen in the USA (yet)...and hope it never will.
1 posted on 09/26/2012 10:53:24 AM PDT by the_boy_who_got_lost
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To: the_boy_who_got_lost

Actually it can happen here. Free speech doesn’t apply to libel or slander.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 11:02:27 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas
Free speech doesn’t apply to libel or slander.

We call it 'mudslinging' here. It's PRETTY POPULAR, and so far it's legal.

3 posted on 09/26/2012 11:19:33 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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