Tsavkko Garcia, Raphael
Publication year: 2020

Twitter accounts supportive of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are trying to undermine the credibility of the U.S. presidential election, joining Russian, Chinese and Iranian efforts at sowing discord.

The posts are often in Portuguese, but they share common English hashtags, such as #BidenWasNotElected.

Since 2016, U.S. intelligence agencies have tracked systematic election influence campaigns on social media traced to Russia. Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, they warned that China and Iran were increasingly joining the game. But there’s a fourth set of external actors on Twitter actively trying to hurt the credibility of the election results — and they’re from Brazil.

Full article at OZY’s website. Date of publication: 27/11/2020.

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