They ask to suspend Bolsonaro’s social networks after spreading false news

The Senate commission investigating the Brazilian government’s management during the pandemic asked the Supreme Court and the Brazilian Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday suspend the accounts of President Jair Bolsonaro on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram until new notice.

The request comes after the far-right president mentioned false information on Thursday in a live connection that associates the coronavirus vaccine with AIDS. The video was later removed from Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. The platform streaming He also decided to suspend the Bolsonaro channel for a week.

This Tuesday, the Parliamentary Investigation Commission (CPI) holds its last meeting after six months of work. There the senators are waiting to vote on the report that accuses President Jair Bolsonaro of nine crimes, including a crime against humanity, for his mismanagement of the pandemic, which left more than 600,000 dead in the country.

The session was opened by the president of the ICC, Omar Aziz. The report, as Bolsonaro said yesterday, “had a strong negative impact” on its image internationally.

Senator Renan Calheiros, rapporteur of the report, added on Tuesday a new complaint with which it seeks to suspend social media accounts of the agent. He said that Bollsonaro was a “serial killer” and that “fake news kills.”

Once the report is voted, the charges must be raised to the Attorney General, the Supreme Federal Court (STF), the Supreme Court, and the Chamber of Deputies.

It is the the first time Congress has indicted a president for crimes against humanity, a case that must be presented before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

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