The term “fake news” is probably most closely associated with US President Donald Trump and summarizes his combative approach towards the press, but in Brazil there are many more instances where it has come up. Attorney Bruno Fagali has been exploring the issue and how the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil, or TSE as it’s referred to is looking to mitigate the issue. What Fagali mentions is “deepfakes” which are automated social media accounts also known as bots or trolls that governments like Russia have used to disseminate false information.
Bruno Fagali notes that in Brazil’s 2018 election the use of “deepfakes” will probably increase which is why the TSE has instituted the Consultative Council on Elections and the Internet. One of the most popular tools of the “deepfakes” are videos that have been doctored to to slander political candidates, and the TSE has been setting up task forces to combat false propaganda coming out of those videos.
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Bruno Jorge Fagali is the founder and managing partner of Fagali Advocacia, a law firm based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and he’s held several positions in legal advisory and compliance for both public and private sector organizations. He graduated from one of Brazil’s top law schools at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo earning his bachelor’s degree in law, and then completing his master’s degree in administrative law with additional specialties such as a certificate in healthcare compliance. He also previously served as a compliance officer for an advertising agency for two years.
Bruno Fagali mostly specializes in public law, electoral law, parliamentary proceedings, advertising legal issues and anti-corruption cases. Fagali Advocacia has served some of the most prestigious Brazilian clients, and it’s had a great track record of litigating difficult cases. Its method is to approach each practice area with diverse views and to make sure each client’s side is heard and that they will be fought for all the way to the end. But Bruno Fagali and his associates have also maintained solid ethics and social responsibility in how they conduct business. Fagali Advocacia is also an affiliate of the Brazilian Institute of Law and Business Ethics and a partner of Ethos.
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