Brazil election: Social media content crafted for disruption | Elections

From: The Listening Submit

Brazil’s presidential candidates are combating pitched digital battles forward of the election. Plus, Nicaragua’s hostile media area.

In Brazil’s upcoming election, President Jair Bolsonaro shouldn’t be taking place with out a struggle. He has raised the prospect of electoral fraud, used outdated tips from his media playbook to unfold disinformation, and whereas the general public is extra attuned to those risks now than it was in 2018, there may be nonetheless rather a lot at stake.

Contributors:
Natalia Leal – CEO, Agencia Lupa
Luciana Coelho – Deputy managing editor, Folha de São Paulo
Juliana dal Piva – Columnist, UOL
Natalia Viana – Host, The Secret Lifetime of Jair podcast

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Nicaragua’s scattered journalists

Below President Daniel Ortega, as soon as a socialist revolutionary, Nicaragua has turn out to be a dwelling hell for journalists; arbitrary arrests, harassment and loss of life threats have turn out to be the day-to-day norm. Producer Tariq Nafi seems into Nicaragua’s nightmarish media surroundings and the journalists persevering with to indicate resistance.

Contributors:
Freelance Journalist, Nicaragua
Carlos Fernando Chamorro – Journalist and founder, Confidencial
Bianca Jagger – Human rights advocate

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