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Twitter is banned for eight generals of the Brazilian army

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Army has expanded restrictions on posting official profiles of the institution on social networks and banned eight four-star generals from maintaining Twitter pages.

The decision is contained in an order issued July 19 that went into effect on August 2. Under the new directive, Twitter can only be used by Army leadership and the 8 area commands. The restriction on four-star generals also includes posting videos on YouTube.

"Communication by parts of an institution on Twitter is not effective because it does not recognize the authority of the entire institution," the order states . . .

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