The final report of the Brazilian Senate’s special commission investigating the government’s management of the health crisis concluded that President Jair Bolsonaro left social media for his “relevant role” in spreading fake news about the pandemic.
“It is important to reiterate that the spread of false information and attacks on institutions are not limited to the personal opinion of Jair Bolsonaro. When he took office as President of the Republic, he took over the responsibility and powers of his office, so his declarations are in the nature of administrative decisions that have a strong influence on the population, “the report says.
The text, which will be voted on in the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) plenary on Tuesday, calls for Bolsonaro to be dismissed for various crimes, including crimes against humanity, public health, or excuses, and for around eighty people, including his last, to be charged two health ministers, Eduardo Pazuello and Marcelo Queiroga.
The request comes days after Facebook decided last week to withdraw Bolsonaro’s social media intervention from its platforms when it asserted, without scientific accuracy, that those vaccinated against the coronavirus are more likely to suffer from immunodeficiency against AIDS.
During the entire health crisis, Bolsonaro was criticized for his controversial statements about the coronavirus, its origin and possible remedies in dealing with the virus, such as taking chloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, as a preventive measure. , according to medical studies ineffective and sometimes even counterproductive.
Last August, Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes decided to include President Bolsonaro in an investigation into the false news spread for his attacks with no evidence of the electronic voting system after the court on Monday called the Superior (TSE).