Brazil’s Supreme Court opens investigation against Bolsonaro for fake news undermining democracy

STF Justice Alexandre de Moraes launched an investigation into President Bolsonaro for spreading fake news that allegedly undermines democracy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Supreme Court (STF) announced the decision, which came in response to a request from the Presiding Judge of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Luis Barroso, who is also a Supreme Court Justice.

The STF decision that granted Barroso's request was based on allegations of a campaign by rightwing Bolsonaro to discredit the country's electronic ballot system.

Judge Barroso and President Bolsonaro have clashed verbally dozens of times. A few days ago, this dispute, which appears to be personal in nature, escalated and is now affecting the entire country, including foreign investors interested in . . .

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