Twitter Is In Trouble In Brazil Because Drivers Are Tweeting To Avoid The Cops

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Twitter has a problem in Brazil — the government is suing the company for nearly $300,000 because citizens have been using it to avoid traffic controls, The Next Web reports.This also means that, yes, Brazilians have successfully been using Twitter to get around police presence on roads, like checkpoints and radar guns.

Apparently, a few specific accounts in the country — @LeiSecaRJ, for example — tweet out the locations of the traffic controls.

Unsurprisingly, this has provoked ethical concerns and opposition. The accounts will also tweet uncontroversial traffic information, like stoppages and accidents.

There’s also the possibility that Twitter could censor such tweets, as it has said it will do on a country-to-country basis.

Whether this would work in the U.S. is up for debate, but it’s yet another potential — and potentially illegal — use for the network.

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