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Opinion: fear of Brazil’s Supreme Court, election hangover demobilize population and reduce protests

By Leonardo Desideri

(Opinion) The Supreme Court's (STF) escalation of authoritarianism, initiated with the fake news inquiry, boosted during the 2022 election race and exacerbated after the January 8 acts, is demobilizing the people and reducing the number of street demonstrations.

Even in the face of the dissatisfaction of a large part of the population with the new Executive and the controversy generated in public opinion by Bill 2.630/2020, the Fake News Bill or Censorship Bill, there are still few signs of popular reaction outside the digital realm.

The fear of being arrested for expressing opinions - typical . . .

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