Brazil Orders the Arrest of Google Executive

Internet giant refused to take down a video critical of a mayoral candidate


A court in Brazil has ordered the arrest of a Google executive after the company refused to take down videos that criticized a candiate for mayor of the city of Campo Grande.

According to the Associated Press, the court ordered the arrest of Google executive Fabio Jose Silva Coelho because the company did not remove the videos the government claims run afoul of South America's pre-vote election laws. As of Wednesday morning, he has not been arrested.