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Media Spins Lula Victory As Defeat

From the way that the Anglo media is treating Brazil’s treating the October 2, 1st round presidential elections a casual news consumer may get the impression that the Brazilian Workers Party suffered a crushing defeat. It takes an incredible amount of spin to create this impression. In order to pull this off, several important facts […]

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Read More 4 October 2022 | 9:06 pm

The Fake News Machine: How Meta Endangers Brazilian Democracy

By Brett Heinz. Originally published at CEPR. Meta is the king of the social media world. Not only is the company’s flagship product, Facebook, the world’s largest social networking platform, but two of its other properties — WhatsApp and Instagram — are also in the top five. With this popularity has come significant controversy, especially […]

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Read More 4 October 2022 | 6:44 pm

Why Bolsonaro’s Auto-Coup Will Fail: An Interview With Manuel Gerson

Since 1932, Brazil’s elections have been managed by an electoral court system which establishes rules for and regulates the entire voting process, with the power to audit campaign finances and punish people who violate election laws. For the past 2 years, Brazilian President Bolsonaro and some allies in the military and business community have led […]

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Read More 28 September 2022 | 6:48 pm

Brazil Military’s “Parallel Vote Count” Poses Great Risk To Democracy

By Guilherme de Queiroz-Stein for Brasil de Fato Any concession to a “parallel count” of the 2022 elections by the Armed Forces poses a great risk to democracy. Firstly, it must be made clear that this is not a “parallel count”, but an estimate of electoral results, which, if carried out by sampling, will probably […]

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Read More 15 September 2022 | 3:08 am

Israeli Company Hired By Army To “Supervise” Brazil’s Election Spreads Disinformation

Spokesperson for the Mossad-linked Israeli company CySource, Hélio Sant’Ana was IT director at Palácio do Planalto during the Bolsonaro government, and has been found to have spread disinformation about the 2022 election. By Paulo Motoryn for Brasil de Fato One of the representatives of the Israeli company CySource, which is in a technical cooperation agreement signed […]

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Read More 13 September 2022 | 10:29 pm

YouTube Pushing Pro-Bolsonaro Content To Brazilians, Study Finds

With the 2022 election only weeks away, YouTube, owned by US tech giant Google, has been found to be favouring pro-Bolsonaro videos in its recommendations to users in a damning new study. The videos include conspiracy theories and attacks on the electoral process. Folha de São Paulo reports that the YouTube algorithm has found to […]

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Read More 13 September 2022 | 9:03 pm

UK Prime Minister Truss Challenged Over Bolsonaro Links

Incoming British Prime Minister has been challenged in parliament over her proximity to far right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. The questions are related to secret meetings held in 2018, six months before the neofascist was controversially elected following the arrest and jailing of frontrunner then and now, Lula da Silva. One day after her confirmation […]

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Read More 7 September 2022 | 1:29 am

‘January 6th All Over Again’: Facebook Accused of Fueling Bolsonaro’s Coup-Mongering

By Jake Johnson at CommonDreams Trailing badly in the polls with the presidential election less than a month away, far-right Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro is attempting to galvanize his supporters with incendiary rhetoric and lies about the integrity of the vote—and Facebook is supplying him with a megaphone to do so.   That’s according to […]

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Read More 7 September 2022 | 1:14 am

Stephen Fry Interview: “Everything I feared about Bolsonaro came true”

I really did feel that for the first time in my life I’d been in the presence of something quite frighteningly evil An interview by Brian Mier British actor, director and author Stephen Fry is well-known around the world for many reasons. In Brazil, he is famous for being the first well known English-speaking personality […]

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Read More 3 September 2022 | 7:54 pm

Letter To Brazilians In Defense Of The Democratic Rule Of Law

An open letter in defense of Brazil’s democracy against the Bolsonaro government’s preemptive attempt to sabotage this year’s elections, drafted by the São Paulo Federation of Industries (FIESP) has quickly gathered over 1 million signatures. On August 11, Brazilian National Students Day, crowds in the thousands gathered at dozens of public universities where the letter […]

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Read More 12 August 2022 | 7:29 am

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