Brazil’s Serious Threat of Internet Censorship

Marca-Civil-WikipediaCongressional committee demands ISPs censor criticism of politicians. “We need to kill this now,” demanded a leading Brazilian Internet Rights activist. “Censorship Never!” proclaimed ITS Rio. There is an emergency session Friday at RightsCon in San Jose. I’m working from early translations by activists since this hasn’t been reported in English. The report is 200 pages in Portuguese. I Google translated substantial sections, including part of the index at the end here.   

If you criticize a politician and she complains, the ISP/Internet service must remove all the material without any requirement for review. The original refers to “honor,”

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