Brazilian Supreme Court Begins Fake News Trial

Brazilian Supreme Court Begins Fake News Trial

Brasilia, August 12 (Prensa Latina) Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) today begins the virtual trial of 21 appeals against decisions by Minister Alexandre de Moraes in investigations into far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro.

It appears in the court’s guidelines to investigate the investigations into fake news (fake news) and the acts of violence commemorating September 7, 2021 (Independence Day), which frequently led to confrontations with Bolsonaro. In the virtual process, STF ministers can review De Moraes’ decisions through written votes, which must be inserted into the procedural system by August 18.

The majority is expected to support the measures decided by the magistrate and reject the appeals that have been made.

However, it is possible that one of the ministers will interrupt the hearing to take it to an in-person analysis at the STF’s physical plenary session.

Behind the scenes, the trial is being interpreted as an attempt by De Moraes to enlist support within the Supreme Court, not only to uphold the hard line taken in the investigation, but also to gain support to make similar provisions as President of the Supreme Electoral Court ( TSE). .

De Moraes will take office on August 16 and has indicated that he will not tolerate any questioning of the electoral process, particularly as far as electronic ballot boxes are concerned.

Journalistic media assure that the bet is that the judge will try to get the Supreme Court to convict Bolsonaro, with the consequent challenge to his candidacy for re-election.

Reason enough for the TSE, the ex-military man who wants to remain in power for another four years, to refuse registration.

One of the trials will discuss De Moraes’ investigation into the crime of breach of functional secrecy by Bolsonaro by revealing information from an ongoing federal police investigation into a 2018 hacking of the TSE system.

Another case relates to the association the former army captain made of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine with HIV/AIDS infection.

The newspaper Gazeta do Povo points out that most of the resources to be examined in the STF are of unknown content.

Because the fake news investigation and the 9/7 rallies are taking place in secret and even the lawyers of the respondents are not sure whether they will have the claims checked starting this Friday.