Police have released the head of Google Inc’s Brazil operations after his detention for not taking down a YouTube video a judge ruled violated local electoral law.
A police spokeswoman said on Thursday Google’s most senior executive in Brazil, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, was released after agreeing to appear in court at a still undetermined date.
A Brazilian court had ordered YouTube to remove the anti-Islam video that prompted violent protests across the Muslim world, just as an elections court separately ordered the arrest of Coelho after the popular video-sharing service failed to remove another, unrelated video attacking a mayoral candidate.
Oh for heaven’s sake Brazil, just stay out of it. Pull your internet cable out of the wall and put your head under the covers.