Opinion

How Brazil’s far-right ramped up attacks against the press

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It has now become routine for Brazilian journalists to report on image crises generated by presidential tweets—American colleagues might know the feeling better than anyone. The latest social media episode by President Jair Bolsonaro is yet another attack against the press, raising an already aggressive tone.

On Sunday evening, the president tweeted attacks on Constança Rezende, a reporter from newspaper Estado de S.Paulo who took part in the investigation that uncovered suspicions of money laundering involving Senator Flávio Bolsonaro, the president’s eldest son. In the tweet, Mr. Bolsonaro accuses the reporter of...

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