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Brazil’s fact-checkers air concerns over so-called ‘Fake News’ bill

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2022
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The lower chamber of Brazil's Congress in 2017. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

A Brazilian bill designed to contain the spread of mis- and disinformation narrowly failed an “accelerated pathway” vote Wednesday in the lower house of Congress, one of two representative voting bodies in Brazil’s government. The future of  PL 2630 — also known as the “Fake News” bill —  is now up in the air.

Despite the bill’s aim to contain the spread of mis- and disinformation, it faces predictable resistance from tech companies and, perhaps more surprisingly, independent fact-checking organizations in the region, which say they are concerned with the...

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