Facebook blocked the accounts of dozens of allies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, BBC News reported. Brazil’s Supreme Court banned 12 accounts that were blocked in May because they are under investigation for allegedly spreading false information about judges in the country. A Supreme Court judge said on Friday that Facebook had not fully obeyed that order before.
A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to The Verge that the company had complied with the order, which it called extreme because of the limited ability of target pages and profiles to be seen from locations. IP points in Brazil.
The Supreme Court fined the company 1.92 million reais (about $ 368,000) for failing to block worldwide access to these suspected accounts.. It may face daily fines of around 100,00 rea (about $ 19,000). A spokesman for the criminal liability threat to a local employee, at this time, we see no other alternative than complying with the decision by blocking accounts globally, while the spokesperson said: : “we appeal to the Supreme Court”Brazil’s Brazilian Supreme Court has ordered Twitter to block 16 accounts, but it is unclear whether Twitter will be penalized. Twitter told The Verge in an email they had complied with orders of the Brazilian Supreme Court but were appealing. The profile has been disabled, according to Al Jazeera.
In March, Twitter immediately removed a number of Bolsonaro tweets, including videos of him endorsing hydroxychloroquine and calling for an end to social disturbance efforts right away. Facebook deleted a similar video of Bolsonaro endorsing hydroxychloroquine. Both platforms reported videos that violated anti-propagation rules about coronavirus treatments. Bolsonaro then tested positive for coronavirus.