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Social networks close partnership with Brazil's Electoral Tribunal, but do not clarify how they will combat disinformation

"In 2018, information on social networks was decisive for part of the Brazilian electorate to choose who to vote for: according to a survey by the DataSenado Institute, about 45 percent of respondents decided on their vote considering what they saw on some network. According to the survey, 79 percent used WhatsApp as one of their main sources of information.

Now, in 2022, driven by Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE), video and messaging apps are outlining strategies to deal with misinformation on their platforms. However, according to a survey by Agência Pública, the plan presented to the court basically consists of creating official channels with information about the elections and presenting candidate profiles and their positions.

Some platforms, such as Telegram, have not made it clear whether they will take measures such as banning or blocking accounts and profiles that share false or misleading content about the electoral process."

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