Fake News

Feb 14, 2020
A digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil

PowerFeb 06, 2020

The impeachment request against Brazil’s Education minister

In today’s intensely polarized Brazil, political consensus is near...

PowerJan 12, 2020

Bolsonaro’s lawyer: Workers’ Party “uses courts to create a political narrative”

Known for some time in Brazil’s political corridors for...

Brazil DailyJan 10, 2020

How politicians silently cripple local newsrooms in Brazil

A new way to cripple local news organizations in...
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Society Dec 21, 2019

Brazil’s 2019 in numbers

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that help...
The "secret" state company being created in Brazil elections

Brazil Daily Dec 06, 2019

The silence around Brazil’s newest state-owned company

Good morning! We’re covering today the secrecy surrounding Jair Bolsonaro’s new state-owned company. The threat of deepfakes in 2020, when Brazil holds municipal elections....
Hitting Jair Bolsonaro where it hurts

Brazil Daily Dec 05, 2019

Hitting Jair Bolsonaro where it hurts

Good morning! We’re covering today the accusations about how Jair Bolsonaro runs a social media army. The latest numbers of the Brazilian industry. A...
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Brazil Daily Nov 26, 2019

Less dollars, no problem?

Good morning! Brazil’s currency woes “not a problem” for the government. The U.S. to make life easier for Brazilian travelers. Operation Car Wash could...
The craze of deepfakes videos has made it to Brazil, a country which was plagued with fake news during last year's elections. The Brazilian Report spoke to Brazil's top deepfaker to find out more.

Power Oct 30, 2019

Deepfake videos: moral panic, or harmless fun?

Deepfakes. We’ve all seen them by now. They are the short, edited videos of politicians and celebrities, saying things completely out of character, which...
Big Tech joins Brazilian effort against misinformation. How serious are they?

Tech Oct 18, 2019

Tech Roundup, Oct. 18, 2019 | Big Tech joins Brazilian effort against misinformation

You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics:...
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Podcast Aug 28, 2019

Explaining Brazil #75: WhatsApp-induced fires

Throughout 2018, we at The Brazilian Report have written numerous articles on the power of social media in Brazil. Especially WhatsApp. Everyone in Brazil...
Anti-vax movement growing in Brazil as measles makes a comeback

Power Aug 05, 2019

Anti-vax movement growing in Brazil as measles makes a comeback

Established in 1978, Brazil’s national immunization program offers 19 free types of vaccines. Through effective public health campaigns, the country has eradicated a series...
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Society Jul 20, 2019

Why is Brazil such a fertile ground to conspiracy theories

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first paces taken by man on the lunar surface. The moon landing was a giant leap for...
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Brazil Daily Apr 16, 2019

Brazil’s Supreme Court against fake news—or against the news?

Good morning! In today’s issue: Brazil’s Supreme Court moves to censor the press. Pension reform fails its first test. Brazilian economy could have negative...

Power Apr 09, 2019

Could CNN Brasil become Jair Bolsonaro’s Fox News?

In January of this year, it was announced that a Brazilian media group had purchased licensing rights from American news giant CNN to launch...
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Power Mar 13, 2019

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

Since being sworn in on January 1, 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro has made 149 checkable statements, of which 82 were completely false or had...
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Opinion Dec 06, 2018

Brazilian election case proves social media’s danger to democracy

Misinformation on social media played a troubling role in propelling far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to the Brazilian presidency. While it would be inaccurate to...
Despite the rise of smartphones, Brazilians are watching more TV

Society Nov 23, 2018

Despite the rise of smartphones, Brazilians are watching more TV

It’s almost a consensus among analysts, journalists, and scholars that the 2018 presidential elections changed politics in Brazil. Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign relied heavily on...
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Opinion Oct 31, 2018

How Jair Bolsonaro mimics Donald Trump

“Trump of the Tropics” is a nickname that has stuck with Jair Bolsonaro, a comparison that Brazil’s president-elect welcomes and fuels himself. The moniker...
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