Justice of Brazilian Supreme Court debates risks and challenges for electoral process in the digital world
On February 22, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Department of Public Policy Analysis (FGV DAPP) will hold a webinar called “2022 Elections and Disinformation in Brazil – Risks and Challenges for the Brazilian Electoral Process in the Digital World.” The opening speech will be given by Justice Alexandre de Moraes of the Federal Supreme Court. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the challenge of tackling fake news in digital environments while defending freedom of expression on the internet.
A recent study by FGV DAPP showed how narratives distrustful of the Brazilian electoral system spread between 2014 and 2020 and highlighted the challenge of curbing efforts to undermine confidence in elections. The recent wave of suspensions of official profiles by social media platforms in the United States has rekindled debate over the limits of actions to block accounts and content, in addition to the risks of migration from the public debate to other environments. These and other topics will be addressed at the meeting.
In addition to Justice Alexandre de Moraes, the speakers will include the head of FGV DAPP, Professor Marco Ruediger; Thiago Rondon, the Superior Electoral Court’s anti-disinformation coordinator; Marcio Black, the democracy and active citizenship coordinator at the Tide Setubal Foundation; Maurício Mussi, the institutional relations manager of investment group Votorantim; and Beatriz Barbosa of the Rights on the Web Coalition.
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