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Brazilian gov't, Google team up to filter hate speech

Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 10:25 UTC
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Brazil's Ministry of Racial Equality (MIR) and Google will develop a filter to prevent hate speech, intolerance, and racism to be disseminated through the internet, Agencia Brasil reported. Read full article

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  • FortHay

    Mmmh, so who decides what is considered “hate speech, intolerance, and racism”? Why, the government, of course, with the willing collusion of Google. These sort of actions only serve to strengthen actual haters and racists, feeding their paranoia and driving them underground. In the marketplace of ideas, I am perfectly capable to discern for myself what is drivel or propaganda and no one should hold a (figurative) gun to my head to read or listen to it, but let me decide to turn it off.

    May 25th, 2023 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Forte Hay, take into account that you are a well-educated person with a sharp critical sense. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the Brazilian people still haven't had the opportunity to have an appropriate education, making them susceptible to all sorts of ignominy that came to the world with the revolution caused by the digital evolution of information. And it is these that the Brazilian State has an obligation to protect against misinformation.

    May 25th, 2023 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    They won't protect the people against misinformation. The government will first protect it's political status and permanency. The government will ignore misinformation against their oppostion.

    When does dear Lula plan to correct the problem of the vast majority of the Brazilian people not having the opportunity of an appropriate education?

    Will appropriate education be “education” or will it be brainwashing?

    Maybe the government doesn't want the people to be educated so they can continue to fool the people with misinformation, while Google filters out any information that opposes the existing government, calling it misinformation.

    The communist government of China does this.

    May 25th, 2023 - 12:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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