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Brazil President Signs Decree Changing Social Media Regulations

 |  September 6, 2021

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree on Monday, September 6, changing internet regulations to combat “arbitrary removal” of accounts, profiles, and content, the presidential press office announced.

The decree aims to “give clarity” to policies of social media companies to cancel or suspend accounts and would give people the right to repost banned content, the press office added, stating it aims to protect “freedom of speech.”

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