Brazil’s Superior Electoral Court reappoints FGV director to Advisory Board on Internet and Elections
Brazil’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE) updated the composition of the Advisory Board on the Internet and Elections through an ordinance published in the Brazilian Federal Register on March 21. With that, the director of FGV’s Department of Public Policy Analysis (DAPP), Marco Aurelio Ruediger, was reappointed to the position of full member and FGV’s representative.
DAPP researcher Amaro Grassi is also part of the Board, as an Alternate. The purpose of civil society representatives within the Court is to propose actions to contain the spread of fake news and the use of bots during the 2018 elections.
The Board’s responsibilities include developing research projects and studies on the electoral rules and the influence of the internet on the elections, particularly the risk of fake news and the use of bots to spread information; providing an opinion on matters submitted by the Presidency of the TSE; and proposing actions and goals to improve the rules