How Bitcoin is protecting the right to free speech in Brazil

Source: PanAm Post
by Mauricio F Bento

“Daniel Fraga, a young man living in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil began his YouTube channel by recording and commenting on what was going on in the city. … Fraga recorded a video criticizing a candidate for Sao Jose dos Campos mayor (a city in the state of Sao Paulo) for going before the judiciary and requesting that negative internet memes about him be removed from Facebook. In the video, he also criticizes the judge who accepted the candidate’s arguments and henceforth ordered that all relevant memes be taken down, even establishing a fine for anybody continuing to post and share the ‘offensive’ memes. Since Fraga had continued to post videos discussing the situation, the judge involved sued him requesting compensation for ‘moral damages.’ There began Fraga’s quest for free speech. … After exposing the judge for demanding that Fraga pay 5,000 BLR each time he mentioned the situation on camera, he asked the judge if he was familiar with Bitcoin.” (07/25/17)