Facebook blocked in Brazil
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The Electoral Court of Santa Catarina ordered on Wednesday (5th) that Facebook is blocked for 24 hours in Brazil. The order came from the electoral judge Renato Roberge, who decided gave the sentence after the company did not obey another order requiring the deletion of a profile that was a parody of candidate Udo Döhler (PMDB-SC), facing Darci candidate de Matos ( PSD) by the City of Santa Catarina, on the 30th of October.

Facebook Inc, responsible for the social network, was also sentenced to pay R$ 30,000 per day of violation of the court order. If the social network ignore the order, the punishment will double and it will be punished with 48 hours lock.

According to the decision published by Conjure, the social network is not complying with the electoral legislation. In document edited to public, justice states that “it is prohibited advertisement of offensive nature, degrading or leading to ridicule candidates.”

According to Roberge judge – responsible for the case – “there is no doubt that the profile is treated in these proceedings on the sidelines of the current electoral law, as clearly created for the purpose of invalidating the representative candidate.” Facebook can not appeal the decision, since it was already final and unappealable and sent to Anatel.

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Carlos Monteiro is a Brazilian citizen, graduated in Business Administration by the Catholic University of São Paulo. He lives in Odense, Denmark with his Danish Wife, Cathrine, and their half Danish /Brazilian daughter Ines Marie. You are very welcome to be in contact him at any time.
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