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Google Brazil executive questioned over YouTube video

  • Google’s head of operations in Brazil was questioned by police and released on Wednesday after the company failed to take down YouTube videos that violate Brazilian electoral law.

    Google is appealing the charges against Fbio Jos Silva Coelho, who was detained by federal police in So Paulo and released after he agreed to cooperate.

    Coelho was quizzed over a case filed in the western state of Mato Grosso do Sul, where a regional court ruled that the executive was at fault for the company's failure to take down online videos in violation of a stringent 1965 Electoral Code.

    Brazilian electoral law bars campaign ads that "offend the dignity or decorum" of a candidate.