On Tuesday night (28), the federal government announced the creation of “temporary networks” on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, during the period from July 2nd until the end of the 2022 Elections. President Jair Bolsonaro, pre-candidate for reelection, of possible violations of electoral legislation.
The decision to create parallel accounts on social networks was taken through legal opinions issued by the teams of the Presidency of the Republic, the Federal Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Government’s Social Communication Secretariat.Google discloses spending by political parties on web ads
Secom itself confirmed, on Monday (27) that the content published in the “ninjas” profiles will be “unequivocally in accordance with electoral legislation, eliminating any possibility of harmful interpretations to the Government and the President of the Republic”.
?? Due to restrictions imposed by electoral legislation and the jurisprudence of the Electoral Justice, the official networks of the Federal Government will be temporarily replaced by provisional networks — between July 02 and the end of the 2022 Elections. pic.twitter.com/DVcegxAgHP— Government of Brazil (@govbr) June 29, 2022
Why did the government decide to create alternative accounts on the networks?
To justify its decision to create provisional networks, the thread published by the Government of Brazil profile on Twitter recognizes that there are certain approaches, normally allowed, that are prohibited during the electoral period. But, above all, there are “various judicial interpretations of the Electoral Law that generate a huge degree of uncertainty on the subject due to the different understandings available”.
In addition, as the electoral legislation prohibits any type of institutional advertising during the organizational phases of the elections, there are doubts in the government regarding the old publications made before the beginning of the electoral period, “but which would continue on the air, given the permanence character and the interactivity of social networks”, says the note.