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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 and the Internet

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