Brazilian government vetoes electoral bill reform

An attempt from the Congress in Brazil to reform the law that regulates elections was rejected by the government on 6 October 2017. The proposal would force digital platforms to suspend hate speech, false information, and content that candidates deemed offensive, regardless of the existence of a judicial order. Reactions argued that the proposal amounted to censorship and that it violated the Marco Civil da Internet (Internet bill of rights), according to which a judicial order has to be obtained to remove or suspend content in the country. The reform was enacted, but the proposal was vetoed.