President of the Senate of Brazil annuls Bolsonaro’s decree on social networks

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President of the Senate of Brazil annuls Bolsonaro's decree on social networks

By Maria Carolina Marcello

BRASILIA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Brazilian Senate leader Rodrigo Pacheco announced on Tuesday that he has overturned a decree by President Jair Bolsonaro limiting the power of social media.

Last week, Bolsonaro signed a temporary measure, which required congressional approval to become law, changing Internet regulations to combat the “arbitrary deletion” of accounts, profiles and content.

The decree, the president’s office said, was aimed at protecting “freedom of expression,” but was met with widespread opposition.

(Edited in Spanish by Rodrigo Charme)

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