Bolsonaro Signs Measure to Limit Removal of Content from Social Media

Government wants just cause and motivation to delete content or change account and profile features

President Jair Bolsonaro signed a provisional measure to limit the removal of accounts and profiles from social networks. The measure was announced this Monday (6) on SecomVC's Twitter page, a profile administered by the Special Secretariat for Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic.

"President Jair Bolsonaro has just signed a provisional measure that amends the Marco Civil da Internet, reinforcing the rights and guarantees of Internet users and combating the arbitrary and unreasonable removal of accounts, profiles, and content by providers," the government publication said.

The text amends the Marco Civil da Internet to provide, among other points, the requirement of "just cause and motivation" to delete content, in addition to canceling or suspending the functionalities of accounts or profiles maintained on social networks, according to a statement from the Secretariat. General of the Presidency.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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