The Brazilian coppers wanted Facebook to co-operate with judicial orders related to a its messaging service Whatsapp, which operates separately from the Facebook platform. The case involved drug trafficking.
However it appears that the court felt that Facebook was not taking its court orders seriously and decided to lock up Diego Dzodan to focus the companies attention a little better.
Facebook called the detention of its vice president for Latin America “extreme and disproportionate measure.”
“Facebook has always been and will be available to address any questions Brazilian authorities may have,” the company said in an emailed statement.