The new rules in Brazil appear to be the first national policy that restricts how tech com...

Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts – The New York Times

The new rules in Brazil appear to be the first national policy that restricts how tech companies can control their sites, analysts say.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 new social media rules, issued this week and effective immediately, appear to be the first time a national government has stopped internet companies from …

 

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