the minister Alexandre de Moraesof Federal Supreme Court (STF), determined that social networks remove publications that incite invasions of public buildings. The decision was expedited on Sunday night (8), shortly after the terrorist acts in Brasilia. owner of Facebook and Instagrama Goal informed that it will collaborate.
The decision is part of a set of determinations established by Alexandre de Moraes at the end of Sunday (8), just a few hours after Congress, the Federal Supreme Court (STF) and the Planalto Palace were invaded and vandalized.
In the document, available on the STF websiteMoraes also determines that profiles that promote some type of incentive for invasions of public buildings are demonetized.
In addition, social networking platforms must preserve all data capable of allowing the identification of those involved in the attacks for at least 180 days.
In a note sent to Technoblog this Monday afternoon (9), Meta made it clear that it will collaborate with Moraes’ decision, although without detailing how it will do so:
Even before the elections, we designated Brazil as a temporary high-risk location and started to remove content that encourages people to take up arms or invade Congress, the Planalto Palace and other public buildings.
On Sunday, we also designated this act as a violating event, which means we will be removing content that supports or extols these actions. We are collaborating with Brazilian authorities and will continue to remove content that violates our policies.
THE Technoblog could not contact Twitter — apparently, the company no longer has a communication team in Brazil (and in other countries).
We have also reached out to TikTok, but there has been no response as of this writing. In any case, the space is open for these networks to manifest themselves in this regard.
Meanwhile, another mobilization is gaining strength on social networks: that of identification of participants in the attacks. Profiles on platforms such as Twitter and Instagram have been publishing images of people who appear in the records of the attacks in Brasília, as well as the names of those who have already been identified.