The Senate President Turns Down Fake News Bill and Imposes Another Defeat on Bolsonaro

Text edited by the president limited the removal of content from social networks and was considered to be a nod to Bolsonaros base


The Senate and National Congress president, Rodrigo Pacheco, decided to return to the government the provisional measure issued by President Jair Bolsonaro that limits the removal of content published on social networks. This is yet another defeat for the Chief Executive.

Signed by Bolsonaro on the eve of the coup-based acts of the September 7 holiday, the measure altered the Marco Civil da Internet to prevent networks from deciding on the exclusion of accounts or profiles solely based on their own usage policies.

The text was a nod to the president's base. Publications by Bolsonaro and his supporters were deleted from social networks during the Covid pandemic for misinformation about the disease.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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