The problem of fake news is something that has been affecting Brazil incredibly, especially when it comes to the political sphere. The presidential elections are one of the facets of the country that have especially been affected by this, mainly because of the false opinions that people are made to believe about the people within the country. Bruno Fagali, a notable advocate from Brazil recently published an article about this and the drawbacks that Brazil is facing as a result of the fake news making its way to our screens. Fagali regularly writes about the legal take on the various happenings in the country and the policies that have a big effect on the lives of the common man.
One of the crucial points that Fagali makes is concerning this is the previous presidential elections that were held within the country. He took into account the top three candidates that earned the most votes, and who were known to be the most popular among the masses. In this, he noticed that these three politicians had more fake news articles about them than any other candidate. Often, these new articles were meant to outline all of the positive aspects of their campaigns and the work that they were doing. The reality, however, would be far different, and these candidates were often not living up to the words that were being put out about them. One of the most significant problems that arise out of the fake news is that of the swayed opinions of people. The people in Brazil are often made to believe things that are false, which results in them making wrong decisions about the right people to elect to positions within the country and to know more
To combat the problem of Fake News, the Government of Brazil has entrusted the TSA with the power to regulate the political content that is being released all over the country. The TSA will also work to provide the people of Brazil with the right information reading the people who are taking up positions of leadership within the country. The Government hopes that these solutions can contribute to a better environment and political system in Brazil.