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Facebook shuts pro-Bolsonaro accounts following SC’s order

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Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes said on Friday night time that the company had failed to completely adjust to a earlier ruling ordering the accounts to be shut down.

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Updated: Aug 03, 2020 01:56 IST

Facebook on Saturday blocked the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who are under investigation for allegedly running a fake news network.
Facebook on Saturday blocked the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who’re under investigation for allegedly working a pretend news community.(AP Photo)

Facebook introduced on Saturday it has obeyed a Brazilian choose’s order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who’re under investigation for allegedly working a pretend news community.

Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes said on Friday night time that the company had failed to completely adjust to a earlier ruling ordering the accounts to be shut down. Facebook issued an announcement saying it complied as a result of risk of legal legal responsibility for an worker in Brazil.

But it known as the brand new order “extreme”. The company said it could attraction to the complete courtroom.

Facebook additionally argued it had complied with the earlier order by “restricting the ability for the target Pages and Profiles to be seen from IP locations in Brazil”.

Moraes additionally had dominated Twitter ought to block the accounts. While Twitter said then the choice was “disproportionated” under Brazil’s freedom of speech guidelines and that it could attraction, the focused profiles have been disabled.

Moraes is overseeing a controversial probe into whether or not a few of Bolsonaro’s allies are working a social media community geared toward spreading threats and faux news in opposition to Supreme Court justices.

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