“January 6th All Over Again”: Is Facebook Fueling Bolsonaro’s Coup-Mongering?

Trailing badly in the polls with the presidential election less than a month away, far-right Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro is attempting to galvanize his supporters with incendiary rhetoric and lies about the integrity of the vote — and Facebook is supplying him with a megaphone to do so. That’s according to a new report released Monday by SumOfUs, a global group that’s been tracking Facebook’s failure to combat blatant disinformation on its platform ahead of Brazil’s closely watched October 2 presidential election. The report finds that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp — each owned by Meta — “are being used by…

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