Brazil Sues Twitter in Bid to Ban Speed Trap and Roadblock Warnings
Posted Feb 8, 2012 7:34 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
The attorney general of Brazil has filed a lawsuit against Twitter in a bid to block accounts that warn drivers of police speed traps and roadblocks.
The suit, which seeks $290,000 for each day that Twitter or its microbloggers fail to comply, claims the warnings violate criminal and traffic laws.
One Twitter account that had disseminated tips about police activity has voluntarily shut down since the suit was filed on Monday.
Twitter announced last month that it has the capability to block tweets that violate countries’ laws.