TikTok, Bolsonaro has arrived

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Image: Salomé Gloanec/The Brazilian Report

If Jair Bolsonaro’s presidency has been built on social media, then Brazil’s head of state celebrated a defining achievement this week. Using his official Twitter account, the president announced that he had reached over 6 million followers and surpassed 10 million likes on Facebook.

“Thank you all for your consideration and interaction,” he said, immediately receiving floods of responses from his followers, some of whom proclaimed their love for the 64-year-old; others begged him to be president for as long as he lives. 

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