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March 25 (Reuters) – Messaging application Telegram on Friday signed an agreement to be a part of a software produced by Brazil’s Electoral Court docket to combat misinformation forward of the country’s presidential election in October, the courtroom reported on its site.
Telegram was the only remaining main messaging and social community application that experienced not nonetheless closed a partnership with the court.
“The reason of the partnership is to battle bogus material associated to the Electoral Justice, the electronic voting technique, the electoral course of action in its distinctive phases and the actors concerned in it,” stated the court’s notice.
On Thursday, Telegram’s area consultant Alan Campos Elias Thomaz mentioned he would supply the proposal to the firm’s executives, incorporating that the app is dedicated to preventing “bogus news.”
The app was suspended by Brazil’s Supreme Court docket last 7 days for non-compliance, but the measure was revoked on Sunday.
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Reporting by Alexandre Caverni Crafting by Peter Frontini Modifying by Sandra Maler
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