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Bolsonaro Rejects Media Regulation in Brazil

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Jair Bolsonaro ruled out any possibility of regulating the media in the country. This move may come as a surprise to many, who were convinced Brazil was heading for censorship.

"In my government, the flame of democracy will be maintained without any regulation of the media, including social media," said the president this week in his Twitter account.

Media regulation became a topic of discussion in 2015, under former president Dilma Rousseff.

At the time, the government understood that the measure would democratize communication and combat oligopolies and monopolies in the . . .

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