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Hitting Jair Bolsonaro where it hurts

Good morning! We’re covering today the accusations about how Jair Bolsonaro runs a social media army. The latest numbers of the Brazilian industry. A watered-down anti-crime bill. And how much money will finance next year’s elections. (This newsletter is for platinum subscribers only. Become one now!)

Ally-turned-foe exposes Bolsonaro’s social media “militias”

Speaking to a congressional hearings committee investigating the use of fake news for political gains, Congresswoman Joice Hasselmann could cause political problems for President Jair Bolsonaro. Armed with printouts and a PowerPoint presentation, Ms. Hasselmann told her peers about how the Bolsonaros’ “social media militias”—as she calls them—operate.


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