Brazil tried to censor Rumble and X to suppress election integrity concerns, Judiciary Committee docs reveal

May 7, 2024 | Political News

A new investigation from the Judiciary Committee has revealed that Brazil has directly targeted free speech platforms with the intent to ban, suppress, and censor accounts that criticize the Brazilian government and its election practices. Federal Supreme Court Minister Alexandre de Moraes, who earlier this year went head to head with Elon Musk over demands to remove specifc user accounts, has been behind the censorship.

Moraes has claimed that those who question the integrity of Brazil's last election are guilty of spreading “disinformation” and has demanded Rumble ban accounts that do so, including popular podcasters and opposition politicians, as seen in documents obtained by The Post Millennial. 

Moraes has used the January 8, 2023 protest by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro to bolster his demands to censor content. 

The Washington Post, in describing the protests, claimed, “It suggested a spreading plague of far-right disrupters in Western democracies, as hard-liners radicalized by incendiary political rhetoric refuse to accept election losses, cling to unfounded claims of fraud and undermine the rule of law.”