Google has a long history with being at odds with the Brazilian government, having been wrapped up in various disputes over the years regarding privacy concerns of bloggers’ identities. But today’s news is something different entirely, as reports are flying that a judge representing the country’s government have just issued an arrest warrant for Google President of Brazil Operations Fabio Jose Silva Coelho.
The warrant comes after Google refused to take down videos portraying a mayoral candidate in a negative light from their popular YouTube service. Representatives from the nation’s police force have said they’ve received no official orders to make the arrest as of yet.
Google has, of course, said they’ll be appealing the decision.