Zuckerberg, Facebook: Locking WhatsApp in Brazil, a sad day

In the hours after application messaging Whatsapp was blocked in Brazil, following a court ruling in Sao Paulo, co-founder and Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg posted a public notice, saying the blockade is “a sad day for Brazil”.

It is noted that Facebook has WhatsApp application used by tens of millions of people in Brazil, writes Mashable.com.

“To date, Brazil has been an ally in creating open Internet. Brazilians have always been among the most passionate in the open, online “wrote the head of Facebook.

Blocking application began on Wednesday at 00:00 local and will remain in effect 48 hours. It comes after a political party called this to the Court of Justice of Sao Paulo, but the name of that party was not disclosed.

It is noted that telecom operators in Brazil and they have tried to limit the use WhatsApp pretext that strikes corporate profits application.

This is not the first time a Brazilian judge ordered a blockade in the South American country to Facebook. In 2013, a judge said platform will be limited if a post “defamatory” will not be removed. Facebook has done this in 48 hours, avoiding service interruptions.

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