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Proposals to toughen National Security Law met with protest

A controversial proposition in Congress could see changes to Brazil's heavily criticized National Security Law

A controversial proposition in Congress could see changes to Brazil's heavily criticized National Security Law
Anti-Bolsonaro protester could be indicted under the National Security Law. Photo: Andre MA/Shutterstock

Senator Angelo Coronel’s anti-fake news bill managed a rare feat in today’s Brazil, uniting both the left and right of the political spectrum … in opposition. He wanted to force users to send tech companies proof of identity to access social media platforms, which would enhance the risks to people’s personal information. His efforts to create what activists called “the worst internet speech law on the planet” was clobbered in the Senate — and the matter was not put to a vote. But that doesn’t mean threats to free expression are gone from the Brazilian Congress.

Congressman José Medeiros, from the...

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