Brazil’s Presidential Race Divides Families, Encourages Fake News

Despite efforts by social media administrators, fake election news has spread, leading to heated fights between family members, co-workers and neighbours.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than five days before Brazil elects its new president, many Brazilians are starting to get weary of politics, with supporters from both candidates flooding the Internet with fake news and information.

“I am avoiding talking about politics at family gatherings,” São Paulo cabbie Ricardo Almeida told The Rio Times. “Last week I had a pretty heated argument with my brother-in-law,” adds Almeida who is a staunch supporter of right-wing candidate, Jair Bolsonaro.

“I don’t think I’m going to be invited to their . . .

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