In what may be the first test of Twitter‘s new international censorship strategy, Brazil is suing the company over tweets that warn drivers of police roadblocks and speed traps.
The suit, filed in a federal court in Goias by the attorney general’s
office, is also going after users who compose the tweets. Brazil’s
government is levying fines of $290,000 until Twitter changes course.
The government charges that such tweets break the law and directly
endanger “life, safety and property,”
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