American journalist in Brazil charged with cybercrimes

Brazilian prosecutors charged American journalist Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes for hacking and disseminating cell phone messages that embarrassed prosecutors and damaged the image of the anti-corruption task force. Greenwald has been critical of Brazil’s rightist president, Jair Bolsonaro. (Reuters, January 21, 2010, by Anthony Boadle and Ricardo Brito)

Greenwald said the charges were intended to attack the free press and cripple efforts to report on Brazilian corruption. Greenwald reported earlier that the Justice Minister may have shielded Bolensaro’s son from an anti-corruption scrutiny. (The Hill, January 21, 2010, by Maggie Miller)

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