Wednesday, 08 December 2021 12:51 GMT

Bitcoin Is Protecting Brazil's Right To Free Speech


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Dâniel Fraga, a young man living in the city of São Paulo, Brazil began his YouTube channel by recording and commenting on what was going on in the city. Shortly thereafter, Brazil was having its 2010 General Elections and his channel steadily became more political.

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Two years later, during the 2012 local electoral season, Fraga criticizing a candidate for São José dos Campos mayor (a city in the state of São Paulo) for going before the judiciary and requesting that negative internet memes about be removed from Facebook.

Fraga turned all his assets into Bitcoin, preventing the judge from accessing his money.

In the video, he also criticizes the judge who accepted the candidate's arguments and henceforth ordered that all relevant memes be taken down, even establishing a fine for anybody continuing to post and share the 'offensive' memes. Since Fraga had continued to post videos discussing the situation, the judge involved sued him requesting compensation for 'moral damages'. There began Fraga's quest for free speech.

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