Brazilian police arrest Facebook’s Latin America vice-president

The Guardian, 03/01/2016

Police in São Paulo say they have arrested the vice-president of Facebook in Latin America.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the police said that Diego Dzodan, an Argentinian, was arrested on an order from a judge in the north-eastern state of Sergipe. Dzodan is accused of ignoring a judicial order in a secret investigation involving organized crime and drug trafficking.

In december, a Brazilian judge blocked the popular WhatsApp messaging service owned by Facebook because it refused to give user information to police.

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