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Workers’ Party accused of illegal online campaigning

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Brazil has its first illegal online campaigning scandal

Piaui is a peripheral state in Brazil, with just over 3 million residents. Economically speaking, it is far from a juggernaut. Of the country’s 27 states, Piaui ranks 21st in state GDP. Still, Piaui made headlines between Sunday night and Monday morning – and not for the right reasons. The state could be behind the first illegal online campaigning scandal of this year’s election.

A left-wing activist said on Twitter that she – as well as other “digital influencers” – were paid to publish content favorable to the Workers’ Party and many of its candidates. She...

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