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This week, Brazil's Federal Police used Twitter to announce a new censorship program to "identify and punish the authors of 'fake news'" ahead of the country's upcoming presidential election. The announcement echoes French President Emmanuel Macron's plan to introduce legislation that could involve blocking entire websites, ostensibly to stop the spread of misinformation during election campaigns.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

This week, Brazil's Federal Police used Twitter to announce a new censorship program to "identify and punish the authors of 'fake news'" ahead of the country's upcoming presidential election. The announcement echoes French President Emmanuel Macron's plan to introduce legislation that could involve blocking entire websites, ostensibly to stop the spread of misinformation during election campaigns.