Brazil sues Twitter to block DUI roadblock Tweets
Brazil sues Twitter to block DUI roadblock Tweets

How do you say "Fail Whale" in Portuguese? The Brazilian government is suing Twitter over a number of accounts that report the location of DUI roadblocks, speed traps and other police checkpoints in the country.

The Attorney General of the state of Goias says the offending tweets "violate both traffic and criminal laws." Until Twitter suspends those users -- such as @LeiSecaRJ, which has 287,000 followers -- Brazil says they will fine the site 500,000 reais (about $290,000) per day. Twitter hasn't responded to the lawsuit, though it seems like this gives them a chance to test their controversial new policy on blocking content on a country-by-country basis.

Should Twitter block these accounts?

By Pius-Aghadiuno 02/07/2012 08:34:00

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