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Brazil Preparing to Fight Fake News During October’s Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) in Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday (June 28th) with Facebook and Google to prevent the proliferation of fake news during the months leading up to October's general elections. The issue has become a major concern in this year’s elections.

The two companies have pledged to ‘combat disinformation generated by third parties’ and compliance with international human rights standards. The two-page document, however, does not detail any initiatives to be started by the two companies, stating only that the combat . . .

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