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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Brazil's President At the 7th Summit of the Americas, In Panama


Facebook founder,Mark Zuckerberg, on Friday met Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff  during the 7th Summit of the Americas, which is being held in Panama City. A picture of the meeting was released by Brazil’s Presidency press office. The image shows the politician side by side with Zuckerberg, wearing a jersey that contains Facebook’s logo and Brazil’s flag, given to Rousseff by the billionaire.
Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff and Mark Zuckerberg (PHOTO: Roberto Stuckert Filho/Brazilian Government Press Office)
The meeting took place just a few days after the launch of a new program by Brazil’s government aiming to tackle cyber security and human rights violations on the Internet in cooperation with a private initiative. Facebook is among companies teaming up with the South American nation on the program through its Internet.org non-profit organization, set to launch at the summit. Internet.org aims to bring connectivity to everybody, particularly to low-income communities that have traditionally been deprived of the technology.
The program was received with distrust by some, who consider the initiative as a way for the government to censor critics and monitor them. Since the 2013 protests that took the streets of several cities in Brazil, mainly all groups who oppose Rousseff’s government are organized through online channels such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

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