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This is really bad:

Federal prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged the American journalist Glenn Greenwald with cybercrimes for his role in the spreading of cellphone messages that have embarrassed prosecutors and tarnished the image of an anti-corruption task force.

In a criminal complaint made public on Tuesday, prosecutors in the capital, Brasília, accused Mr. Greenwald of being part of a “criminal organization” that hacked into the cellphones of several prosecutors and other public officials last year.

Mr. Greenwald could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Intercept Brasil, a news organization Mr. Greenwald co-founded, has published several articles based on a trove of leaked messages he said he received last year.

We have had, er, the odd disagreement with Glenn over this years, not to mention the even one. But it’s beside the point. It is equally urgent to denounce fascist tactics used against people we don’t like. Indeed, fascism depends on people overlooking fascist tactics because they don’t like the people being targeted. Journalists shouldn’t be jailed for doing journalism.

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