Brazil: Facebook and Twitter block accounts of Bolsonaro allies | DW | 07/25/2020

Twitter and Facebook suspended the accounts of 16 followers and allies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after the Supreme Court ordered his blockade as part of an investigation into an alleged disinformation campaign. Tensions are growing between the far-right leader and the high court, which is investigating allegations that several members of Bolsonaro’s circle are leading a campaign on social networks to discredit the Supreme Court, where he is also defamed and his judges are threatened. Supreme Court member Alexandre …

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BACKGROUND-Collapse of communications: Facebook’s dispute with the central bank of Brazil

SAO PAULO / BRASILIA, Jul 16 (Reuters) – Allowing millions of Brazilian users of WhatsApp, Facebook’s messaging app, to send money as easily as sending a text seemed like a golden opportunity for the world’s largest social network. File photo. Illustration with the WhatsApp logo in binary codes. November 26, 2019. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration The ubiquitous messaging application finally entered the financial sector with a payment service in the largest economy in Latin America, after years of …

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Facebook threatens Banco Santander in its main market with the launch of payment by WhatsApp in Brazil

The fears of Ana Botín and José Antonio Álvarez have come true. The president and CEO of Banco Santander have regretted on many occasions that the big technology companies or Bigtechs (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, among others) are daring to enter spaces that have been previously owned by the banking sector without regulators doing nothing to stop it. Now, Santander has the enemy already at home, and in the most important market for the bank for benefits: Brazil. This second …

Leer masFacebook threatens Banco Santander in its main market with the launch of payment by WhatsApp in Brazil