Mark Zuckerberg: WhatsApp blockade a \’sad day for Brazil\’



Hours after chat app WhatsApp was blocked in Brazil, on orders of a Sao Paulo judge, Facebook co-founder and CEO (Facebook owns WhatsApp) Mark Zuckerberg posted a public note, calling the blockade a “sad day for Brazil.”

“Until today, Brazil has been an ally in creating an open internet. Brazilians have always been among the most passionate in sharing their voice online,” he wrote on his Facebook profile

The block, which started on Thursday, at midnight local time, is scheduled to be in effect for 48 hoursAccording to Reuters, it comes after a party sought an injunction before a criminal court in Sao Paulo, but that party\’s name was not released to the public Read more…

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