Brazil’s top court orders probe into Google, Telegram
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Brazil's Supreme Court ordered the investigation into Google and Telegram executives after the firms campaigned against a bill that would curtail online disinformation.
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A landmark case on LGBTQ rights saw Hong Kong's top court rejecting a bid for full marriage equality of same-sex couples. However, the judges also said the government needed to create a legal framework for the issue.
Nigeria's presidential election tribunal on Wednesday rejected challenges by opposition rivals to Bola Tinubu's win in February's disputed vote, following a pattern seen in previous election years in Africa's most populous country.
Brazil's Lula da Silva brings in key lawmakers who were supporters of his political nemesis — former President Jair Bolsonaro — to ease the passage of laws.
Mexico's top court ordered that the crime of abortion be removed from the federal penal code. The decision in the Catholic-majority country comes amid a trend in Latin America of loosening restrictions on abortion.
A Nigerian court on Wednesday dismissed a major opposition petition to overturn President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's February election victory after a highly contested ballot.
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A 51-year-old man is the first to be sentenced for participating in riots attempting to keep right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro in office after his defeat to leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Li Shangfu has not been seen in public since August 29. Insider sources reportedly said he is under investigation after China's military procurement unit ordered an internal "clean-up."
Ovidio Guzman Lopez was recently extradited to the US by the Mexican government. Charges against him include drug trafficking and money laundering.
The parents of Marie, a 15-year-old French teenager, have pressed charges against TikTok after their daughter committed suicide in 2021. They believe that by sharing a flow of videos about suicide to Marie, who suffered from low self-esteem, the platform pushed her to take her own life. FRANCE 24's Science reporter Shirli Sitbon looks at ways a new French bill could tackle negative algorithms and online bullying.
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Alphabet's Google on Tuesday made a last-ditch effort at Europe's top court to overturn a 2.42 billion euro ($2.6 billion) EU antitrust fine imposed for market abuse related to its shopping service, saying that regulators failed to show that its practices were anti-competitive.
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