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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the official start of election campaigns, the upcoming Brazilian general elections in October is already being seen as the election where voters will weigh their decision more...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Facebook announced earlier this week, Wednesday, that after ‘a rigorous investigation’, it was removing those profiles and pages in an effort to reduce misinformation before the October general elections...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) in Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday (June 28th) with Facebook and Google to prevent the proliferation of fake news during the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian prosecutors are investigating if UK firm Cambridge Analytica used data to create profiles from millions of Brazilians which would predict political behavior and help its Brazilian partner company...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A recent survey shows that Brazilians continue to rate U.S. brands as the most influential and inspiring the greatest confidence, especially technology-based companies. This year’s survey shows Google ranking top,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the third time in less than a year, the popular online messaging service, WhatsApp, was shutdown in Brazil by a Rio de Janeiro judge on Tuesday (July 19th), leaving...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge in the Northeast state of Sergipe ordered the nationwide suspension of the popular messaging service, Whatsapp, for 72 hours, due to the company’s failure to turn over...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The use of social media has emerged as a vital tool in Rio de Janeiro’s security efforts against crime as well as a public relations tool for the military police...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Popular online messaging service, WhatsApp, has today December 17th been suspended for 48 hours in Brazil. A court in São Paulo state has ruled that the app will not...
By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Cidade Maravilhosa is known for many things, but being an inexpensive city is not one of them. Brazil’s high import taxes and rising inflation combined with the rapidly...
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