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Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Censures Online News Outlets

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A decision by Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes to order the removal of stories mentioning Brazil's Chief Justice from two online news sites has received condemnation from both public officials and private entities.

"Sad times when those who have the constitutional responsibility to defend freedom of expression are charged with censuring and imprisoning it," Senator Randolfe Rodriguez is quoted as saying by O Antagonista, one of the publications censored.

Justice Moraes is said to have disliked the article "O amigo do amigo de meu pai" (A friend of . . .

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