Brazil clamps down on social media after school attacks

BRAZIL’s government yesterday announced new restrictions on social media, aiming to curb an “epidemic” of violent school attacks one week after a hatchet-wielding assailant killed four children.

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s justice minister, Flavio Dino, said websites will be ordered to take steps to ban content and users who “are promoting or supporting attacks or violence against schools.”