Brazil election: Social media content crafted for disruption

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In Brazil’s upcoming election, President Jair Bolsonaro is not going down without a fight. They have raised the possibility of electoral fraud, used old tricks from their media playbooks to spread misinformation, and while the public is more attuned to these threats now than in 2018, there is still much at stake.

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Contributors:

Natalia Leal — CEO, Lupa Agency
Luciana Coelho — Deputy Managing Editor, Folha de So Paulo
Juliana Dal Piva – Columnist, UOL
Natalia Viana – Host, The Secret Life of Jair Podcast

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Contributors:

Freelance Journalist, Nicaragua
Carlos Fernando Chamorro – Journalist and Founder, Confidential
Bianca Jagger – Human Rights Advocate

Credit: www.aljazeera.com /

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