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Brazil digital platforms, public officials would be liable for false news on coronavirus under new bill

By Ana Paula Candil
  • 30 Mar 2020 18:09
  • 30 Mar 2020 18:09
A Brazilian draft bill would hold accountable digital platforms and public officials that spread false news about epidemics or pandemics in the country. Companies and individuals could face fines and jail time under the measure, introduced in the House of Deputies.
The bill, PL 693/2020, would change Brazil's Penal Code

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Ana Paula Candil

Senior Correspondent, Latin America

Ana Paula joined MLex in Brazil in 2014 writing about antitrust investigations and merger reviews. Prior to that, she worked for several trade publications and in TV. She lived in Washington DC, where she worked for Al Jazeera English in 2010. She studied journalism and holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the George Brown College in Toronto and a Master of Business Administration diploma in government relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

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