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Brazil’s Electoral Court considers Telegram ban to tackle ‘fake news’

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) is considering a Telegram ban to address fake news ahead of the presidential elections in the country later this year.

TSE Chief Luis Roberto Barroso is currently discussing measures concerning the app with other Court Justices. The latest developments follow Barroso's numerous failed attempts to contact representatives of the messaging app.

What qualifies as fake news in the eyes of the judges remains to be seen.
Many critics say that it is nothing more than a fancy word for censorship.

It is an open secret that Luis Roberto Barroso . . .

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