'Defamation and sexism must be strictly punished by the law', says Maia about attacks on Folha reporter

Former employee of mass messaging company lies to CPI and insults Folha reporter


Congressional leader Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), took a position on Wednesday (12) on the attacks suffered by Folha reporter Patrícia Campos Mello, the target of false testimony in the parliamentary committee on fake news the day before. The deputy wrote on his Twitter account that acts of perjury, defamation, and sexism must be punished.

"Giving false testimony in a Congressional committee is a crime. Attacking the press with false sexual accusations is low with defamation characteristics. False testimony, defamation, and sexism must be punished under the strictness of the law," Maia said. Senate President Davi Alcolumbre (DEM-AP) has yet to speak.

The Fake News CPMI. Hans River do Rio Nascimento (R) Foto: Jane de Araújo/Agência Senado - Jane de Araújo/Agência Senado

The Fake News CPMI rapporteur, deputy Lídice da Mata (PSB-BA), said she would sue the prosecutor to investigate Hans River do Nascimento, a former Yacows employee who lied during testimony and insulted the Folha journalist.

The deputy wants the public prosecutor to investigate the false testimony committed by Hans in his testimony to committee members on Tuesday (11).

He was summoned by deputy Rui Falcão (PT-SP) to provide clarifications in the congressional mixed parliamentary commission of inquiry, made up of deputies and senators, which investigates the spread of false news in the election.

On Wednesday (12), Lídice met with the technical area of CPMI to study what could be done against Hans, who swore to tell the truth before Tuesday's session.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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