DSA #7 Before and After Disinformation: The Normative Framework for Platform Regulation in Brazil

Thursday 29 April 2021, 15:00 to 16:00

In this seminar, Dr. Iglesias Keller approaches the current debate of platform regulation in Brazil, as a reflection of both the disinformation combat narrative (fueled by the disinformation campaign led by President Jair Bolsonaro during the 2018 elections) and the country’s own tradition of internet regulation. After an overview of the normative framework in place, she looks at the proposals that have taken the spotlight of the policy debates during 2020, their diverse regulatory strategies (varying from content, data and structural regulation), and their relation to similar regulatory trends under discussion in different legal contexts.

You can view the seminar recording here.


Clara Iglesias Keller coordinates the Digital Disinformation Hub at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute. She is also a research fellow at the Politics of Digitalization research group of the WZB Berlin Social Sciences Center and an associate researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, where she is part of the Platform Governance initiative. Clara has experience as researcher, lecturer and legal counsel in the fields of information technology and media regulation, and her current research focuses on the role played by governance structures and state regulation in digital transformation and regulation of online speech. 

This seminar is organised as part of the Digital Services Act (DSA) in Perspective Series on online platform responsibility, organised by the Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation (CD2I) at VUB-BSoG, in collaboration with the Chair 'Fundamental Rights and the Digital Transformation' at VUB-LSTS and the Brussels Privacy Hub. Please click here for more information on past and future events in the series.