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Tech Roundup: Election shenanigans on social media

Presidential candidate Sergio Moro is embarking on an aggressive social media strategy, which has involved co-opting large Facebook groups, flooding them with posts deriding his opponents

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This week: How candidates use social media communities to manufacture engagement. The success of open banking in Brazil. And more leaks of PIX data.

The political use of Facebook groups

The so-called “third way” has so far failed to break the political dichotomy of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and President Jair Bolsonaro — who consistently poll first and second, respectively. Former judge Sergio Moro, who is struggling to reach the double digits, hopes that an intense social media strategy will help him get over the hump.

  • Mr. Moro has obtained a strong ally: the libertarian Free...
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