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Political polarization helps Brazilian far-right groups make a quick buck

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Far-right stores have become “trendy” in Brazil

After mapping political polarization online, researchers Pablo Ortellado and Márcio Moretto Ribeiro stated that right-wing and left-wing people seem to exist in “wholly different universes” on the internet. In a phenomenon which is not exclusive to Brazil, social media has become a battleground and political differences have evolved into aggressive polarization. Within this strained political environment, there are a few groups looking to make an easy buck.

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