Congress Overrides Veto, Reinstates Longer Jail Terms for Fake News Purveyors

In all, 326 deputies and 48 senators were in favor of overriding the veto. Now, therefore, those who produce or merely reproduce fake electoral news may face two to eight years in prison.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, August 28th, the Brazilian Congress overrode a veto by President Jair Bolsonaro regarding the spreading of fake news. In June 2019, the President vetoed the article in Law 13.834/2019 that increased the penalty on those who . . .

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