Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is temporarily banning social media companies from removing certain content, including his claims that the only way he’ll lose next year’s elections is if the vote is rigged — one of the most significant steps by a democratically elected leader to control what can be said on the internet. The… Continue reading Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Limits Social Media Content Removal By Tech Giants

<!– –> Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree changes rules of content moderation on social media. Brasilia: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree Monday that changes the rules of content moderation on social media, a move that critics argue could hinder the fight against disinformation. The decree goes into effect immediately but must be ratified… Continue reading Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro Limits Social Media Content Removal By Tech Giants

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro signs decree changing social media regulations

A man uses his phone as people enjoy at Ipanema beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 6, 2020. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares BRASILIA, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Monday changing internet regulations to combat “arbitrary removal” of accounts, profiles and content, the presidential… Continue reading Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro signs decree changing social media regulations

Brazil: Bolsonaro Blocks Critics on Social Media

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is blocking social media followers who criticize him, violating their rights to free speech and access to information, and to participate in the conduct of public affairs, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch identified 176 blocked accounts, the vast majority on Twitter, including journalists, members of Congress, influencers… Continue reading Brazil: Bolsonaro Blocks Critics on Social Media

Bolsonaro blocks critics on social media, says rights group

BRASILIA, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is blocking social media followers who criticize him, violating their rights of freedom of speech and access to information, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The rights group said it had identified 176 accounts that were blocked by Bolsonaro, including those of journalists, members of… Continue reading Bolsonaro blocks critics on social media, says rights group