Brazil Sues Twitter Over DUI Checkpoint Tweets

Last week, Twitter users were outraged by the company's new policy to allow censorship country-by-country — not that this will have any influence in places like China or Iran, where tweeting is entirely blocked.

In any event, the new policy is getting its first real test after Brazil filed a lawsuit against the San Francisco company. The Brazilian government is less than pleased with Twitter for allowing users to tweet locations of upcoming sobriety checkpoints, giving drunk drivers a chance to elude the cops. 

According to Gizmodo, more than 300,000 users are following the Twitter account that posted the locations of the DUI checkpoints as well as locations of police radars, and Brazil says that's essentially promoting drinking and driving.

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