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The government is considering creating a regulatory body to oversee the platforms

| Originally posted on Teletime | In an event organized by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) this Monday, the 13th, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Flavio Dino, said that the creation of a regulatory body to oversee the performance of digital platforms is being debated within the government. . According to Dino, this could be one of the proposals that the government could include in bill 2.630/2020, Fake News PL. But this idea is still not consensual within the government.

In the activity where “Freedom of Expression, Social Networks and Democracy” was discussed, Dino said that the proposal, if it will really be taken by the executive to the Parliament, will focus on the creation of an entity that will have the presence of controllers and representatives. of great technologies. “But it cannot be easy, it cannot be the creation of a new bureaucratic apparatus, heavy, difficult to handle, because they collide with the very logic of the Internet”, emphasized Dino in this event.

The minister also informed that the federal government is working on its proposal to regulate content moderation by social networks. Flavio Dino said that the proposal will still be presented to President Lula and later submitted to the National Congress, directly to deputy Orlando Silva (PCdoB-SP), so that the parliamentarian can study ways to incorporate the proposal into the text of PL 2.630/2020, of which he is the reporter.

Government proposal

In this activity, Dino highlighted the three pillars of the government’s proposal:

  1. Transparency and auditingwith transparent and auditable human decisions to facilitate public control by society;
  2. duty of care, which states that no human activity is exempt from this duty of guarantee. For Dino, the obligation should translate into six-monthly reports on content moderation, promotion and removal;
  3. Creation of Procedures for users, which guarantees a kind of due process of administrative law applied to digital platforms, with the disclosure of notices, deadlines and transparency.

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), also present at this activity, reiterated the commitment of this legislative chamber to seek the pacification of these issues.

Comparison with the media

Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Alexandre de Moraes, one of the panelists at the event, noted that there are already rules that can be applied to these platforms. “A site like O Globo cannot promote pedophilia. The same rule can be applied to a platform,” Moraes compared. For him, platforms like this are also communication companies.

The proposal comparing these companies to the media has already been incorporated into PL 2630/2020.

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