The Bill of Fake News, as Bill 2630/20 became known, was approved more than a year ago in the Senate. Recently, rapporteur Orlando Silva (PCdoB-SP) presented a modified version in the Chamber of Deputies, which should be voted on again. In view of this new movement around the PL, the associations Brazilian Chamber of the Digital Economy (, Abstartups – Brazilian Association of Startups, ABES – Brazilian Association of Software Companies, ABO2O – Brazilian Online to Offline Association, ALAI – Latin American Internet Association, AMOBITEC – Brazilian Association of Mobility and Technology, ASSESPRO – Association of Brazilian Information Technology Companies, Dínamo and IAB Brasil launched a manifesto in which they point out the risk of digital retrogression if the legislation is passed.

Digital economy associations understand that the purpose of the measure is noble and has legitimate concerns, however, it underestimates the value of multistakeholder participation in the debate and, as proposed, the PL can have opposite effects, as it makes it difficult to combat fake news by proposing traceability for messaging services, bureaucratize and increase moderation, putting at risk fundamental rights and the capacity for innovation and economic development in the online environment.  O document highlights 7 points of attention:

  • Mistakenly Equalizes Disparate Platforms and Technologies and Prevents Access to Information (Article 1);
  • Makes the Online Environment More Dangerous (Art. 15);
  • Creates Barriers to Online Advertising (Arts. 16 to 20);
  • Reduces News Diversity on Online Platforms (Art. 38);
  • Disproportionately Discloses Sensitive Information (Art. 9 and 18);
  • Encourages the Indiscriminate Collection of Data and the Exposition of Data Subjects (Art. 13 and Art. 39);
  • It discourages the access of new players, including foreigners (Art. 37).

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