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Brazilian Police Detain Google Exec

Now that’s company loyalty. Google executive Fabio Jose Silva Coelho was detained by Brazilian police Wednesday because his employer failed to remove inflammatory YouTube videos that a judge ruled violate the country’s election statutes. Brazil’s strict laws restrict criticism of political candidates, and the government has been cracking down on alleged violations in light of October’s municipal elections. Meanwhile, in a separate case, another Brazilian judge has ordered that Google take down clips of the ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ a provocative film that has caused riots in the Middle East.

September 26, 2012 6:38 PM