Facing the arrest of it's Brazilian head, Google removes the controversial video
Things are not going well for the Internet giant Google's Brazilian Unit. After a Brazilian court ordered the arrest of Google's head of operations in Brazil, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, he was detained by the federal police on Wednesday in Sao Paulo. Though, he was released later after questioning.
The order to arrest Coelho was issued on Monday by Judge Flavio Peren of Mato Grosso do Sul state after the judge cited him responsible for Google's failure to take down certain controversial from its video sharing website, You Tube.
Fabio Coelho, head of Google in Brazil, later said, "We are profoundly disappointed to not have the opportunity of openly debating our arguments in the electoral justice system that the videos were legitimate manifestations of the freedom of expression and should continue (to be) available in Brazil."
Back in the United States, Google has been up in arms in defense of it's decision to not remove the controversial, Anti-Muslim video, citing free speech.
The arrest of Coelho has stirred a huge debate over the web, where the netizens are divided over the righteousness of the court order leading to his arrest.
In a statement made by the company this week, it said, "Being a platform, Google is not responsible for the content posted on its site,"
Meanwhile, in Rio De Janeiro, the Brazilian unit of Google, said it had obeyed the court order to remove the video from You Tube, after running out of it's legal options.