11 Feb '12, 4am

Brazil sues Twitter in a bid to stop publication of messages alerting drivers to police speed traps and roadblocks.

Brazil sues Twitter in a bid to stop publication of messages alerting drivers to police speed traps and roadblocks.

BRASILIA: The Brazilian government has filed a lawsuit against Twitter and its users in a bid to stop publication of messages alerting drivers to police speed traps and roadblocks. The authorities are concerned that the service is undermining its efforts to tackle drink-driving in the country. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in the state of Goias, also seeks US$290,000 (S$361,300) from Twitter for each day that it does not comply with the order, the BBC reported. It came after Twitter announced last month that it could block messages that contravened local laws if requested by governments. Filed by the office of the Attorney- General of the Union (AGU), the suit seeks the 'immediate suspension of all accounts that give information about the location of police radar'. It also wants 'the definitive closure of accounts revealing the date, time and place of police checkp...

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