Troops Called to Monitor Sunday’s Elections in Brazil

Brazilian Federal Police, after following social media sites for several weeks, launched an operation early Wednesday morning to curb crimes related to the elections.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) approved on Tuesday the shipment of federal troops to 357 locations throughout the country during Sunday’s elections to ensure voter safety. The country’s Federal Police (PF), after monitoring social media sites for several weeks launched an operation early Wednesday morning to curb crimes related to the elections.

“The actions are part of the activities carried out to monitor social networks with the objective of identifying and avoiding possible electoral crimes and threats to competing candidates,” said the statement released by the PF . . .

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