Journalist Glenn Greenwald charged with cybercrimes for reporting in Brazil


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Brazilian prosecutors have charged journalist Glenn Greenwald with violating cybercrime laws, The New York Times reports. The complaint reportedly claims Greenwald was part of a “criminal organization” that hacked public officials’ phones — an accusation apparently linked to Greenwald’s extensive reporting for The Intercept on President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration.

Last year, The Intercept published a string of damning reports on Bolsonaro’s anti-corruption task force, based on leaked documents, chat messages, and other information obtained by an anonymous source. The Washington Post reported that Greenwald faced threats of retaliation for the work, and in July, the Bolsonaro administration arrested four people for allegedly hacking…

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