TSE prepares announcement of measures to combat fake news

Political parties, supporting both candidates, They appealed to the Electoral seeking measures.
21/10/2018 11h12 - Updated 22/10/2018 12h33
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A week before the second round, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) marked today (21) à tarde uma entrevista à imprensa em que devem ser anunciadas medidas de combate à disseminação de notícias falsas (fake news) on the social networks. The interview takes place at the time of intensification of accusations between the campaigns of Jair Bolsonaro (PAGE) and Fernando Haddad (PT).

In addition to the president of the TSE, Minister Rosa Weber, should participate in the interview Ministers Raul Jungmann, Public Safety, e Sérgio Etchegoyen, of the Institutional Security Cabinet, Attorney General of the Republic, Raquel Dodge, the Union's Advocate General, Grace Mendonça, and the director general of the Federal Police, Earl Roger Gallori.

no TSE, There decision for opening the investigations into the reports of the existence of business they would provide a criminal scheme for spreading fake news anti-PT via WhatsApp. The Federal Police and the Electoral Attorney General are also in the calculation.

The past week was tense, because Haddad accused Bolsonaro of being behind the scheme. The opponents traded accusations. Bolsonaro denied involvement. by Twitter, the PSL candidate said he has no control over voluntary support and the PT is not being harmed by fake news, but by the "true".

The PT asked the TSE to declare ineligible for Bolsonaro 8 years based on the allegations published in the press.

Source: Agency Brazil

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