Brazilian Supreme Court upholds fake news prohibition: The Superior Electoral Court (TSEorder )’s to expedite the removal of false information from social media in the lead-up to the presidential runoff has upheld by Brazil’s Supreme Court.
According to the Xinhua news agency, the top court refused the Public Prosecutor’s Office’s plea to postpone some of the TSE’s resolution in its judgment on Tuesday, citing the possibility of censorship.
A majority of six justices upheld the legislation, and the remaining members of the highest court have until midnight to cast their ballots.
According to TSE’s resolution, it has the authority to request that websites take down information it deems false news within two hours.
Fake news must take down within an hour starting on Saturday, the day before the runoff election on October 30.
The TSE may suspend channels that consistently produce fake news.