“Although the legislator’s intention is meritorious, the legislative proposal was unconstitutional and contrary to the public interest, given that by establishing that companies, technological platforms or channels for the dissemination of content on social networks or any other digital media should adopt the appropriate measures to prevent further disclosures with the same content, imposed on the platform an obligation to ‘prior censorship’ of the content posted by the user”, justified the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic.
Another five presidential vetoes were maintained by deputies and senators. Among them, the article of the proposal that created the Statute of the Person with Cancer. President Jair Bolsonaro vetoed the passage that establishes the State’s duty to guarantee access for all patients to the most effective drugs against cancer.
“The proposition goes against the public interest, given that it would compromise the established process of analyzing health technology in Brazil and would challenge equity in relation to access to drug treatments for other patients with equally serious illnesses, in order to guarantee the supply of medicines. only for patients with malignant neoplasms – cancer”, argued the Planalto.