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Irina Popova 1
  • 1 RANEPA, 11 Prechistenskaya naberezhnaya, Moscow, 119034, Russian Federation

Digital platforms Regulation in Brazil: the political context of new laws adoption

2024. Vol. 19. No. 2. P. [issue contents]

Brazil is a major market and both the G20 and BRICS member. It is particularly important to analyse Brazil's position on digital platforms and markets regulation in the context of its G20 Presidency, where since the beginning of the year it has been trying to agree on common solutions to regulate digital platforms, especially in the aspect of content moderation and the fight against fake news. The fight against misinformation and hate speech is one of the central themes of Brazil's 2024 G20 presidency programme, which aims to ensure the integrity of information in the digital environment. According to Brazilian officials, preventing the spread of misinformation requires action on four directions: guaranteeing regulation by holding digital platforms responsible for the dissemination of illegal and harmful content, implementing media education strategies, strengthening professional journalism, and expanding public policies aimed at disseminating correct information to the public.
The aim of this article is to identify Brazil's main priorities in digital platforms regulation. Project laws dedicated to the regulation of digital platforms are analysed, as well as the political context of their submission and consideration, because they were proposed during and following the 2018 and 2022 electoral campaigns. Coordinating positions with Brazil on the regulation of digital platforms may help to better address the interests of developing countries, as well as markets where large technology companies play a significant role but are subject to the laws of other jurisdictions.

the article was written on the basis of the RANEPA state assignment research programme

This article was submitted on 05.04.2024

Citation: Popova I. (2023) Digital platforms Regulation in Brazil: the political context of new laws adoption. International Organisations Research Journal, vol. 19, no 2, pp.  (in English).
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