WhatsApp scandal leaves a dent in Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign

WhatsApp scandal leaves a dent in Jair Bolsonaro 's campaign
Jair Bolsonaro is trailing in the city of São Paulo

After the first couple of weeks of the runoff stage, it seemed that nothing would be able to curb Jair Bolsonaro ‘s momentum. His allies were even talking about making a push to win the election by the widest margin ever recorded (62 percent). But, as the late Brazilian poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade once wrote, “there was a stone in the middle of the road.”

That stone was a Thursday report by Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s largest newspaper, showing that a network of companies illegally hired social media companies to send hundreds of millions of messages to voters...

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