Glenn Greenwald and Intercept Condemn Brazil Charges as ‘Tyrannical Attempts to Silence Journalists’

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Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who founded The Intercept, was charged on Tuesday with “cybercrimes” by the Brazilian government. The New York Times reported the charges were connected to spreading information obtained by the hacking of phones of Brazilian officials.

The criminal complaint against Greenwald alleges that he aided a group of hackers that tapped into the cellphones of prosecutors and other government figures, which stems from The Intercept Brazil’s “Operation
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