WhatsApp Blocked In Brazil But — Surprise! — It Has Nothing To Do With Its Political Crisis
The judge responsible for the decision also ordered the Vice-President of Facebook for Latin America arrested last year.
The decision was made by Judge Marcel Montalvão, in the city of Lagarto), ordering Facebook — owner of WhatsApp — to share WhatsApp data it had collected from a drug ring.
WhatsApp told BuzzFeed Brazil that it is "cooperating to the full extent of our capabilities with the courts" and that it cannot provide information that the company doesn't have.
WhatsApp says it will appeal the decision.