How Bruno Fagali Sees Fake News And Fake Videos Affecting Elections

     Bruno Fagali is a well-regarded attorney in Sao Paulo, Brazil who is regarded as a rising star. He has been an attorney for several years and has deep knowledge of several different legal areas such as administrative law. He started to practice the law in 2006 and he now owns and operates his own law firm. Additionally, he is the corporate integrity manager for a company called Nova/SB where he makes sure everyone on the staff, including management, understands and complies with Brazil’s anti-corruption laws.

As someone who likes to educate people about different facets of the law, Bruno Fagali also takes the time to make blog entries about different legal matters that are of interest to him and his readers. His most recent blog article had to do with the global rise of fake news and now fake videos. As he notes, fake news has been talked about for a number of years. It started affecting Brazilian politics in 2010, Bruno Fagali says. He says that of course it affecting the United States presidential elections made headlines around the world.

As 2018 is another presidential election year in Brazil, Bruno Fagali says that government authorities are trying to figure out how to keep the fake news from affecting the election. While spreading misinformation has been around since the dawn of politics is has become very concerning since the internet makes it so easy to spread lies and misinformation. Nowadays robots can spread fake news without with no need for a human to manage this task.

Bruno Fagali says that fake videos could be even worse since people are conditioned to believe what they see with their own eyes. What many people are not aware of is that advances in technology have made if not only very easy but also free to manipulate videos now. People can be inserted into videos and sometimes even experts can’t distinguish this fact. How this is going to be dealt with from a moral and legal standpoint is something that Bruno Fagali plans on following very closely in the future.

April 16, 2018

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