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Brazilian political system passes a bill forcing social media outlets to censor critical content

Tuesday, October 10th 2017 - 03:00 UTC
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In a move that critics say impinges on the legitimacy of democracy, the Brazilian Congress has approved legislation allowing parties and candidates to force social media outlets to censor offensive or critical content by anonymous authors. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    Wow Brazil. Is this government trying to turn Brazil into China? Or just prove right all the people who said they were against democracy?

    Get your proxy servers set up now, Brazilians.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @DT

    REF: “Is this government trying to turn Brazil into China?”:

    Of Course NOT! Looks like you had not visited China, of late. Their economy is thriving at an UNbelievable Rate AND Non-Stop; while Brazil - slowly, gradually, steadily AND definitely legalizing corruption on one hand and sacrificing the Quality of Life AND the Standard of Living of the masses; on the other.

    Oct 10th, 2017 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    China has plenty of corruption, much worse than Brazil in some ways. Remember the baby milk scandal? And they have the great firewall of China and no free speech.

    But their growth has slowed down lately, that's why there's a recession in Brazil. When China gets a cold, Brazil gets pneumonia.

    I wonder how they plan to censor sites based in other countries, like this one. YOU are pretty critical of the government, after all.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 08:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    @DT: REF: “China has plenty of corruption”:

    Certainly!

    Each AND Every country has various degrees of corruption. IF anyone imagines that such-and-such country is TOTALLY FREE of corruption; it's because the person is hallucinating.

    Admitting the milk, and MANY other World Famous Scandals; the MAIN Point is that their economy CONTINUES to thrive at a Break-Neck Pace & the poorest have more cash; while under the “illusion” of a supposed-to-be a democratic country
    [ http://www.chargeonline.com.br/php/DODIA//samuca.jpg ];
    the land of opportunities for EVERYONE is turning out to be a Land of Opportunities, ONLY for the Corrupt Powerful Elite!

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 09:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MarkWhelan

    What I can't understand is the part where the service provider needs to supply the user's “Tax File Number” how will the service provider get this and keep it up to date. The “Tax File Number” in Brazil is just a protocol number which changes with each declaration. I think the translator behind this story is from another country where the rules are different. Here in Brazil the usual forms of registration of a person are either their CPF (used for financial transactions) or RG which is the official registration of an individual. The RG remains with the person for life and is considered your “Formal Identification Document”. I believe RG stands for register general.
    The only place I know of that uses your Tax File Number as the main form of identification is Australia. This was introduced when the people of Australia rejected the idea of a National Identity Card as it would remove their personal freedom. In Australia if you have an employee who will not give you his TFN within 30 days you must tax him at the maximum rate. The same applies to any contractor or subcontractor you pay. To go to the hospital or have medical treatment you must also provide your TFN. The same applies to the purchase of a car, house,or open a bank account.
    I know this post is slightly off topic but I felt this misnomer needed clarification.
    Yes I do know that I am inclined to waffle on at times so there will be no need to inform me of this.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    REF: “Brazilian political system”: Made EASY to understand!
    http://www.otempo.com.br/polopoly_fs/1.1530403.1507764644!image/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/main-charges-resize_620/image.JPG

    Oct 12th, 2017 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse +1

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