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The PL text argues that the initiative aims to prevent the use of fake profiles on social networks. According to the justification, this would be "the main strategy of malicious users to spread misinformation over the network, favoring the proliferation of calls fake news". The senator also cites the lack of specific legislation to prevent the creation of these profiles.
Bill could compel WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram users to provide CPF Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / TechTudo
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If approved, the Bill will change the conditions of use for both new users and those already registered on the platforms. Service providers must request the data when registering, in addition to re-registering all existing accounts within 180 days.
The PL is still in the initial stage of processing in the Senate and, after a possible approval, goes to the Chamber of Deputies. If you receive the necessary number of votes in the two houses of the Congress, you will be sent for the health or veto of the President of the Republic.
The fight against fake news has been intense since the 2018 General Elections, including by companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter, which announced their participation in the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Disinformation Confrontation Program, which seeks to combat the negative unfolding of false news, mainly in the 2020 Municipal Elections.
WhatsApp, which admitted to using its platform for the illegal sending of messages in the latest electoral process, has also banned hundreds of thousands of accounts for mass shootings. Facebook added in 2018 a button to fight fake news, which provides the user with articles from different sources on the news displayed in the feed, in order to improve the quality of the information.
Via federal Senate and Senate News
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