Brazil court ends investigation into Google, Telegram

The investigation into the tech firms’ was ordered by executives last year.

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Brazil’s top court has decided to close an investigation into Alphabet’s Google and Telegram. The tech giants were being investigated for allegedly coordinating their opposition to a bill designed to combat fake news. The pending bill would require internet companies to find and report illegal material on their platforms, with heavy fines for non-compliance.

Judge Alexandre de Moraes ruled in favour of Brazil’s deputy prosecutor general, who saw no grounds for criminal proceedings against the companies. The investigation into the executives from these tech firms, which Moraes ordered last year, will now be halted.