A repressão jurídico-penal da desinformação

  • Raquel Serpa Silveira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This dissertation addresses the issue of fake news and disinformation as an emerging theme in modern society, with direct implications for freedom of expression, focusing, in particular, on existing legal provisions and regulations at European and national level. It is increasingly common to hear about disinformation as a threat to health and public democracy, imposing urgent action to combat this problem, thus questioning whether criminalization can be a way forward. To this end, it is essential to define the concept, distinguishing the different forms of disinformation and the specificities associated with it, as it appears and propagates today, connecting it with freedom of expression and the press, considering the consequences that new forms of legislative action can bring to these rights to combat this worrying and growing phenomenon.
Date of Award12 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPedro Freitas (Supervisor)


  • Disinformation
  • Fake news
  • Freedom of expression
  • Criminal liability


  • Mestrado em Direito

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