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YouTube Pushing Pro-Bolsonaro Content To Brazilians, Study Finds

With the 2022 election only weeks away, YouTube, owned by US tech giant Google, has been found to be favouring pro-Bolsonaro videos in its recommendations to users in a damning new...

‘January 6th All Over Again’: Facebook Accused of Fueling Bolsonaro’s Coup-Mongering

By Jake Johnson at CommonDreams 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...

A Space for Rebels: MST’s Florestan Fernandes School

A look into the Landless Rural Workers Movement's autonomous,  international political formation school. By Maria Gorete Sousa* ENFF (Escola Nacional Florestan Fernandes/Florestan Fernandes School), was born out of a decision made by the...

SCL/Cambridge Analytica: What is the UK Government still hiding in Brazil?

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has deleted records of its discussions with strategic communications companies SCL and Cambridge Analytica in Brazil, two Freedom of Information requests reveal. This is...

“He woke up this ghost that we didn’t even know was there.” Director Petra Costa on ‘The Edge of Democracy’

Brazilian director Petra Costa, whose third full length feature, 'The Edge of Democracy' has been nominated in the best documentary category at the 2020 Oscars, was interviewed on the Michael Brooks...

Brazilian Fake News Empire Falls, Questions Remain

by Brian Mier On July 25th, Facebook announced that it was shutting down 196 pages connected to the Koch Brothers/Atlas Foundation supported Movimento Brasil Livre (Free Brazil Movement/MBL) a fake news organization...

Is Brasil becoming an Algorithmocracy?

A world constructed from the familiar is a world in which there’s nothing to learn, since there is invisible autopropaganda, indoctrinating us with our own ideas. - Eli Pariser, author of 'The...
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