Facebook has blocked the pages of 12 main supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro due to the spread of fakes following a court ruling, as the BBC reports.
They were accused of spreading fake news about judges.
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Earlier, a court in Brazil demanded to block these accounts, and if social networks refused to do so, threatened them with daily fines of about $ 3.8 thousand. Among them are the head of the presidential party, Roberto Jefferson, and the famous Brazilian businessman Luciano Hang.
Facebook initially refused to comply with the court’s decision, citing threats to free speech.
After that, the Brazilian Supreme Court fined Facebook 1.92 million reais (about $ 368 thousand) for refusing to block these pages around the world. Now access to them is closed only in Brazil.
As we reported before, Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil got infected with coronavirus.
“Positive [test] result arrived. No reasons to be afraid. It’s life”, he said.