Leftists are forever looking for ways to mess with democracy, despite the fact that it is ‘democracy’ that they constantly tout as being “in danger” of collapse.
Now the president of Brazil’s Superior Electoral Tribunal, Edson Fachin has announced that any person who wins an election and is caught spreading whatever they deem as “disinformation” will be stripped of their win and have it nullified.
This comes, of course, as Brazil prepares for another presidential election and other legislative and regional elections later this year and Fachin blatantly said that only those politicians who stay along the official line on various issues will be “allowed to win” elections.
“We are hugely concerned about the spread of disinformation, especially on the social networks,” Fachin said.
“The court is attentive, and we’ve already adopted some preventive measures with the view that distorted information is fought with correct information.”
“But, if it’s necessary to get to the point of sanctioning some behaviors, the court will not refuse to exercise its punitive authority.”
Brazil’s current populist President Jair Bolsonaro, has been accused of sharing “false” information about the electronic voting system that has allegedly been used to commit voter fraud, taking to social media to talk about it – something Fachin says will no longer be allowed, if politicians want to win.
“When, as per its jurisdictional function, the court receives a complaint and it is demonstrated that a specific candidate engaged in deeds that he knew were false, he will be subject to the electoral code rule characterizing that conduct as a crime and this can result in the loss of his office as punishment,” Fachin added in a statement.
“The court receives the complaint, opens the process, listens to the defense and later makes a judgment, just as was done last year with legislators who engaged in that practice and lost their offices after their elections were declared null and void.”
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Brazil has been struggling economically and the South American country is unable to get the required amount of fertilizer it needs – from Russia – because of the on-going conflict and sanctions.
Candidates for the upcoming elections will likely address these issues, but if they decide to talk about what has been decided is “disinformation,” like not following the official narrative that Russia is evil, they may well lose.
Of course, candidates will not be able to address the fact that Ukraine has been involved in facilitating U.S – NATO run bioweapons laboratories, where they have been developing various viruses through gain of function research, to infect innocent Russian citizens near the Ukraine/Russian border.
Fachin has stated that the focus of “untrue” statements will be about Brazil’s electoral system.
“The attacks on the electoral process within that disinformation environment concern us,” he claimed.
The electoral court has launched a campaign to rid the internet of “disinformation” and is teaming up with social media networks, digital media groups and various political parties to “fight” it.
“We launched an intensive and extensive program to combat disinformation that involves a collection of agreements with about 100 entities, including digital media outlets and social networks that have adopted policies of integrity without threatening the right to freedom of expression.”
Fachin went on to suggest that his group represents the “institutional arbiters for monitoring compliance with the rules,” adding that he is “not in the corner of any (particular) candidate.”