Federal Police, Investigating Fake News, Conduct Raids at Homes of Bolsonaro’s Allies

The fake news scheme, powered by robots, is said to be financed by entrepreneurs close to the President. Havan and Smart Fit owners are among the targets, and have had their cell phones and computers seized.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The homes of President Jair Bolsonaro’s allies were searched on Wednesday morning during a Federal Police operation in compliance with orders issued by Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes as part of the fake news investigation (inquiry #4,781).

Twenty-nine search and seizure warrants were issued for addresses in the Federal District, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Mato Grosso, Paraná and Santa Catarina. Blogger Allan dos Santos, from the far-right Terça Livre website, former federal deputy Roberto Jefferson, entrepreneur Luciano Hang, owner of Havan, and Bolsonarist activist Sara Winter . . .

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