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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Allies of the Brazilian president, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, complained on Monday about the sudden loss of thousands of his followers on Twitter, which reported that it conducted a routine procedure against suspicious accounts. Federal...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At 33 years of age, Haitian Manite "Carol" Dorlean had always hated the cold. But, eight months pregnant with twins, she saw in the few meters river breadth the shortest distance she had ever...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The arrest in flagrante delicto on Tuesday of deputy Daniel Silveira accused of promoting anti-constitutional ideologies, hate speech against Supreme Court justices and support for the AI-5, has not met with consensus among jurists...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Deputy Daniel Silveira (PSL - RJ) was arrested on Tuesday night, February 16th, by order of STF Justice Alexandre de Moraes, as part of an investigation into verbal attacks on the Supreme Court's...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A decision by Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes to order the removal of stories mentioning Brazil's Chief Justice from two online news sites has received condemnation from both public...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than five days before Brazil elects its new president, many Brazilians are starting to get weary of politics, with supporters from both candidates flooding the Internet with fake...
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...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon really shouldn’t write about Carnival, because he doesn’t appreciate it properly. He has, after all, fallen asleep at the Sambódromo during one of the splendiferous parades. Fact. So, this Curmudgeonly...

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