Weekly Report - 18 May 2023 (WR-23-20)

BRAZIL: Supreme court to probe tech giants

Brazil’s supreme court (STF) ordered on 12 May an investigation into executives from the tech companies Google and Telegram, who had allegedly used their large platforms to campaign against the government’s proposed online regulation bill (PL 2630/20), commonly known as the ‘fake news’ bill, currently being reviewed by congress. Amid the ongoing tensions between the Brazilian government and the ‘big tech’ companies over the bill, the STF’s probe comes as a boost to the authorities and other supporters of stricter online regulation measures.

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