Facebook Brazil Dispute Shows Tougher Path to Next Billion Users

  • Executive held by police on order related to data in drug case
  • Move follows court block of WhatsApp in similar circumstances

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Facebook Inc.’s international expansion has been challenged by application shutdowns, regulatory blocks and protests. On Tuesday, the Brazilian government tried another tactic: detaining an executive.

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