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Police Launch Social Media Racism Investigation in Brazil

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Tuesday, November 3rd, the Delegacia de Repressão a Crimes de Informática/DRCI (Police for the Suppression of the Computer Crimes) a department of the of the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro, opened an investigation to determine if comments left on Afro-Brazilian actress Tais Araújo's Facebook page profile picture were racist or racial slurs, both punishable crimes in Brazil.

The incident began on October 31st when after posting an image of herself with natural hair as her Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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