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Montevideo, February 18th 2018 - 10:57 UTC

Tag: Election

  • Thursday, January 11th 2018 - 10:19 UTC

    Brazil looks into the past to implement legislation punishing political “fake news”

    “In the next few days, the Federal Police will begin activities in Brasília by a specially formed group to combat false news during the 2018 election process”

    Brazil is the latest country to unveil plans to censor the Internet, following in the footsteps of Germany, France, and other European countries. Earlier this week the country’s official Twitter account for the Federal Police, (equivalent to FBI), announced efforts to “punish” anyone who disseminates political content it deems “false.” The federal government of Brazil is extending its ability to enforce regulation and control of its sector of the Internet.