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Tech Roundup: Russia targeted Brazilians with vaccine misinformation

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Tech Roundup: Russia targeted Brazilians with vaccine misinformation
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This week’s topics: Russia spread fake news about Covid vaccines among Brazilians. E-commerce in Brazil has its best-ever first semester. Brazilian regulator assembles national data privacy council. 

Russian operation targeted Brazil to spread fake news about Covid vaccines

Facebook announced this week that it took down a network that spread fake content regarding Covid-19 vaccines on social media and other platforms. The network was operating from Russia and targeting, among other regions, Latin American countries, including Brazil.   

Why it matters. Fake news is a big problem in Brazil. For instance, back in March, non-profit news organizations revealed that the government...

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