RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Telegram messenger, one of the most downloaded apps in Brazil, has blocked the “official B-38 supergroup” in Brazil, one of the main conservative-patriotic Bolsanarista groups on the platform with around 67,000 members.
When trying to access the chat, the messaging app reports that it is temporarily down until administrators can “remove messages from users who have posted illegal content.”
Telegram does not inform users which posts appear to be illegal. The group published posts critical of Covid-19 mRNA vaccines and criticized Brazil’s electoral system.
The channel has been blocked since at least Saturday (7). Telegram says it will reopen the group “as soon as order is restored.”
SUPERIOR ELECTORAL COURT
The Superior Electoral Court TSE has entered into ‘censorship partnerships’ with several digital platforms including Facebook, Google, TikTok, and Telegram. In these agreements, the apps have pledged to use their resources to combat the spread of alleged Fake News.
But the truth is, much of what is considered “preventive measures to combat fake news or disinformation” is nothing other than blatant censorship against any content that questions or criticizes the official (leftist) narrative.
In other words, the TSE is trying everything it can to impose this narrative by limiting and controlling the information available to the public and removing any instrument that does not comply with their demands.
Bolsonaro, therefore, says that Brazil lives a dictatorship that comes ‘by the pens’.
On March 25, Telegram Messenger was forced as well to sign an agreement to join this ‘partnership’ ‘for combating disinformation’, sponsored by the TSE.
Popular messaging app Telegram was about to be banned in Brazil after Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that the app does not comply with local authorities when it comes to preventing the sharing of “harmful content.”
In order to stay alive in Brazil, Telegram then agreed to cooperate with the censorship.
JAIR BOLSONARO HAS LARGEST TELEGRAM CHANNEL
Telegram is the platform of choice of president Jair Bolsonaro and his supporters for mass communication.
With 1.2 million followers, President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) has the largest Telegram channel in Brazil.
According to Telegram Analytics, Bolsonaro is the politician with the third most followers worldwide, behind Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (1.5 million) and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (1.4 million).
LANDMARK PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN FALL 2022
The Brazilian left is de facto the extended arm of the globalists in Europe and the Anglo-Saxon countries and adheres closely to their dictates, critics say.
Therefore, who will be the new president of the largest country in Latin America and the second-largest economy in the Americas in the fall of 2022 is of crucial strategic importance.
If it is Bolsonaro, one can be sure that the freedom of citizens in Brazil will continue to be the benchmark for all government actions.
And after it became clear during the pandemic that many countries in Europe and Anglo-Saxon countries, in general, do not hesitate for a second to expose their citizens to sometimes downright tyrannical measures, freedom will probably be one of the most important issues of the future.
Should the leftist soon-to-be 77-year-old Lula da Silva become president again, Brazil will once again become a recipient of orders from the Western powers, as we have known it for decades.