Comments section on Brazilian website takes dangerous turn as journalist threatened

In the Brazilian city of Aral Moreira, Mato Grosso do Sul, the creator of the website and print publication O Arrastãojournalist Geraldo Ferreira, was threatened online in the comments section of his website, reported MS Já on Monday, Jan. 16.

In one section of the message, published in full by the newspaper Dia a Dia, a man identified with a fictional name wrote, "I know you too and I'm going to make a little visit to you, man, have a drink under your mango tree and, just you wait, you've never been so scared."

The intimidation was posted under an article about a group of police officers under military investigation that could face expulsion. Ferreira reported the threat to local police, according to the website Imprensa.