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Brazilians are more attentive to fake news but now mistrust everything – poll

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2016, the Oxford Dictionary team chose "post-truth" as its word of the year - a concept where facts sometimes have less influence than emotions and personal beliefs.

Months earlier, the world had witnessed profound changes, such as the Brexit referendum that decided the United Kingdom would leave the European Union, and the election of Donald Trump in the United States, which, among other things, led to an unprecedented rise in fake news and denial of facts on social media.

In Brazil, where more Internet access was added to the political crisis, there was also turbulence . . .

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