Brazil’s election court said it will nullify election winners that spread online “disinformation.”
Who gets to decide what constitutes ‘disinformation’ in Brazil?
Does the country have its own ‘Ministry of Truth?’
It’s no secret that President Jair Bolsonaro has been a thorn in the side of the global elites.
Could the Brazilian election court’s proclamation be the first warning shot that they’re planning to remove Bolsonaro from office?
They are gearing up to get rid of President Jair Bolsonaro 👇🏽
Brazil's election court says it will nullify election winners that spread online "disinformation" https://t.co/4sd1VToir0
— Lauren Taylor (@TheUdos) June 8, 2022
An electoral court in Brazil has said it will strip election winners of office, including the president, if they are deemed to have shared “disinformation” during the campaign.https://t.co/6mrCrbmio4
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 10, 2022
Reclaim the Net reported:
Edson Fachin, the president of Brazil’s Superior Electoral Tribunal, said that the court can nullify election winners who engage in sharing “disinformation” online. The remarks were made as the country prepares for presidential, legislative, and regional elections in October.
Fachin said that the election court is concerned about disinformation and has launched campaigns to combat fake news.
“We are hugely concerned about the spread of disinformation, especially on the social networks. The court is attentive and we’ve already adopted some preventive measures with the view that distorted information is fought with correct information,” he said.
“But, if it’s necessary to get to the point of sanctioning some behaviors, the court will not refuse to exercise its punitive authority,” he warned.
The move came after President Jair Bolsonaro was accused of sharing false information for saying that Brazil’s electronic system is prone to fraud.
Fachin noted that the Electoral law criminalizes spreading fake news, and the punishment could include losing the position someone has been elected to.
“When, as per its jurisdictional function, the court receives a complaint and it is demonstrated that a specific candidate engaged in deeds that he knew were false, he will be subject to the electoral code rule characterizing that conduct as a crime and this can result in the loss of his office as punishment,” Fachin warned.
“The court receives the complaint, opens the process, listens to the defense and later makes a judgment, just as was done last year with legislators who engaged in that practice and lost their offices after their elections were declared null and void,” he said.
Paul Joseph Watson broke it down HERE: