The response of the Brazilian Justice to society is always slow.
I have already written in this space that our Justice has the rhythm of a “rheumatic slug”.
In this regard, it is enough to pay attention to the lengthy duration of the processes. They are eternalized. Ditto, common criminal and electoral investigations.
The contrast to terrorism, whether common or cyber-terror practiced through the use of telematic networks, requires, for the defense of society, the democratic State and the Constitution of the Republic, quick actions: preventive and repressing the phenomenon. In particular, Brazil has not yet realized the presence of cyberterror.
Now, an example of the preparatory phase for the introduction of cyberterror. Due to its sluggishness, the Electoral Justice – by the TSE (Superior Electoral Court) – lost, in fact, the legitimacy to cancel the Bolsonaro-Mourão ticket, due to the mass shooting of fake news during the electoral period.
After two years of Bolsonaro’s term, it would be socially spurious to impeach him for a fact that took place in his campaign for the Presidency of the Republic. Without forgetting the expressive vote.
The TSE did not accept the accusations and shelved the abuse of power procedure for the mass shooting of fake news in Bolsonaro’s electoral campaign. But it was clear that such false shootings had occurred. And the objective was to harm Bolsonaro’s most direct opponent.
Faced with the spilled milk due to the delay in the judgment of the fake news electoral shootings, Minister Alexandre de Moraes, who presided over the TSE during the elections, rushed.
Moraes made the mistake of promising future reprisals if the same procedure occurs: “They will go to jail for violating the elections and the Constitution,” Minister Moraes said in a public session of the TSE.
What is certain is that, in the aforementioned TSE judgment, the abuse of fake news shots practiced by Bolsonaro and Mourão was proven. Justice had delayed and it was no longer reasonable to condemn, cancel the ticket and mandates of Bolsonaro and Mourão.”
From the daring, criminal and abusive shooting of fake news, with Bolsonaro already sworn in in the Presidency of the Republic, it moved to cyberterror.
As soon as Bolsonaro assumed the leadership of the Executive, the systematic shooting of fake news continued, with a new characteristic, that is, it became cyberterror. Bolsonaro already had his bubble and, in it, cyber-terror on the march.
The modern doctrine teaches that in terrorism “the direct, immediate target of violence is not the primary target”. Attention: on 9/11, the direct target was the violent attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. The mediate, indirect target was violence against American democracy and the Western world.
In cyberterrorism, the same thing happens when it comes to its framing. A Bolsonarist fake news does not target the false fact disclosed. This reiterated and violent bolsonarista practice aims to perpetuate itself in power, the coup, the domination of institutions, democracy and the Democratic State of Law.
There is a political use of violence in cyberterror. As the late Walter Laquer explained — internationally recognized as a great expert on the phenomenon of terrorism — “terrorism is the use of violence, or the threat of using violence, aimed at a political scope.”
After the coup attempt on September 7, 2021, Bolsonaro remained without attacking Justice and its ministers. He chickened out when he signed a letter of apology prepared by Michel Temer (MDB). He poured himself out before Minister Moraes.
The letter was cowardly retreat. The cyber-terror continued on the telematic networks and the preventive detention was ordered, with a request for extradition, of one of those responsible for the cyber-terror: Allan dos Santos. The hate office withdrew and decentralized violence through networks. His performance is being investigated in a slow police-judicial investigation.
On Wednesday (12), Bolsonaro again attacked STF ministers José Roberto Barroso and Alexandre de Moraes.
Moraes leads the investigations into attacks, threats and dissemination of fake news against the STF and its ministers. Barroso, president of the TSE, pondered, at a good moment, about the need to regulate social networks.
The demonstration against the two STF ministers is symbolic. It represents a signal for the increase of tensions, attacks and violence by the networks. Bolsonaro gives a signal for the intensification of cyberterror, at a time when he falls in the electoral polls, experiences high rejection and his denialism is disapproved by the vast majority of Brazilians, in fact, who have already been immunized.”
On a quick note, Bolsonaro needs to “turn the game around” and cyberterrorism is an efficient weapon for desperate anti-democrats.