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Justice Alexandre de Moraes appoints team of delegates to investigate threats and fake news

Justice Alexandre de Moraes of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF), in an order signed on this Tuesday (19), has appointed the team to assist him in investigating fake news, threats and other attacks against the Court and its members. The Justice is the rapporteur of the Inquiry (INQ) 4781, established by Administrative Rule GP 69/2019, signed by the Chief Justice of STF, Justice Dias Toffoli, on March 14.

In addition to fake news, the object of the Inquiry is the investigation of false communications of crimes, slanderous denunciations, threats and other libelous or defamatory infractions that affect the worthiness and the security of STF, its members and relatives, when there is a relation with the dignity of the Justices, including the leakage of information and confidential documents, and the verification of the existence of schemes of financing and mass dissemination in social networks with the intention of harming or exposing the danger of injury to the independence of the Judiciary and the State of Law.

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