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In 10 weeks as president, Jair Bolsonaro made one false statement per day

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Since being sworn in on January 1, 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro has made 149 checkable statements, of which 82 were completely false or had some degree of error. This means that of every 10 declarations made by the president during the first 10 weeks of his term, almost six were false or inaccurate. It also means that Jair Bolsonaro has spread an average of one falsehood per day since becoming president.

This statistic is updated daily by fact-checking site Aos Fatos, which maps social media and the press and—as of...

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