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Tech Roundup: Can WhatsApp curb fake news in the 2020 election?

WhatsApp tries to curb misinformation ahead of Brazilian elections, e-commerce performance with Black Friday on the horizon, and more

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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: Brazil’s efforts to curb misinformation on WhatsApp ahead of the elections, e-commerce performance with Black Friday on the horizon, and the dreadful cybersecurity scenario for Latin America’s company’s and individuals. 

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