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Google Brazil chief arrested over YouTube video

/ 07:25 AM September 27, 2012

In this November 22, 2011 photo, Google executive Fabio Jose Silva Coelho poses for a portrait in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Google Inc.’s head of operations in Brazil was detained by the country’s federal police Wednesday, September 26, 2012 after the company failed to heed a judge’s order to take down YouTube videos that the court ruled violate Brazilian electoral law. The detention came as another court ordered YouTube to remove clips of an anti-Islam film that has been blamed for deadly protests by Muslims around the globe, both joining a spate of court-ordered content-removal cases against Google’s video-sharing website in Brazil. AP/Carol Carquejeiro, Agencia O Globo

SAO PAULO—Police announced Wednesday the arrest of the head of Google Brazil over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that allegedly slander a mayoral candidate.

But as the crime that Fabio Jose Silva Coelho is accused of has “low potential to offend,” he will not remain in custody, federal police said in a statement.

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TOPICS: Brazil, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, Google, Internet, politics, Youtube
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