Fake News September 23, 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 (...) READ MORE
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 (...) READ MORE
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. (...) READ MORE
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 (...) READ MORE
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 (...) READ MORE
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 (...) READ MORE
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 (...) READ MORE