Court in Brazil Orders Block of WhatsApp, Again

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the third time in less than a year, the popular online messaging service, WhatsApp, was shutdown in Brazil by a Rio de Janeiro judge on Tuesday (July 19th), leaving millions of users unable to communicate through the mobile app. The decision was overturned by the Chief Justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) at the end of the day.

“The suspension of the activity of WhatsApp violates the right to communication, guaranteed constitutionally to the Brazilian people,” noted Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski in his decision.

The Chief Justice also . . .

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