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Brazil’s Prosecutor General would suspend Bolsonaro measure opposing content removal on social networks

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Federal Prosecutor General (PGR) Augusto Aras on Monday, September 13, submitted an opinion to the Federal Supreme Court (STF) in favor of suspending the Provisional Measure issued by President Jair Bolsonaro to regulate the removal of social media content.

The head of the Federal Prosecutor's Office argued that the injunction - effective until the highest court analyzes the substance of claims that point to the unconstitutionality of the provisional measure - would be justified due to the "complexity of the current social and political context, warranting tools to mitigate conflicts, coupled with legal certainty grounds . . .

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