As an experienced legal representative with past experiences in a number of different sectors, few are qualified to provide the proper prospective on the issues that face modern society than Bruno Fagali. He has studied public law, compliance, ethics, corruption law, election law and parliamentary law.
This places Bruno Fagali in a unique position when it comes to addressing the presence of fake news and how it can have an adverse effect on the electoral process. He has create his own law (known as the Fagali law) that is designed to encompass all of the principles that matter most to him.
While much of the attention that fake news receives is derived from North American coverage of the latest Donald Trump commentary, Fagali is concerned about the effects that fake news can have on Brazilian elections as well.
It is important to note that the idea of spreading false information to influence an election is the furthest thing from a new concept. Unfortunately, the new ways in which we communicate allow this information to spread even more quickly and once the damage is done, it is almost impossible to remedy the situation.
The Consultative Council on Internet and Elections has been established by the Tribunal Superior Electoral. Bruno Fagali believes that this group will have the power to develop the necessary research and propose the actions needed to address the fake news problem.
The spreading of materials that are designed to deceive voters needs to be stopped and Bruno Fagali is especially concerned with the rise of “deep fakes”. This is news that provides the voter with video “evidence” that has been doctored to make them feel a certain way. This sort of media is incredibly dangerous.
Fagali is concerned with those who will pay close attention to all of the materials that they read and not maintain the same level of scrutiny for what they watch. The onus is now all of us to question the information we receive on a constant basis. We cannot allow ourselves to become the type of voters who blindly consume fake news to the detriment of our own countries.