Brazil: Bolsonaro bans social networks from deleting (some) posts

Source: The Hill

“Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has blocked social media companies from deleting some posts on Monday. The president’s press office announced the move was to protect ‘freedom of speech’ and eliminate ‘arbitrary removal’ of accounts and content, Reuters reported. … The decree only lets the social media companies remove posts having to deal with topics like drugs, violence, nudity, violate copyright laws or encourage crime. All other posts can only be taken down if the company gets a court order, according to the NYT. … The decree will also block social media networks from taking down posts stating Bolsonaro can only lose the presidential election next year if it is rigged.” (09/09/21)