Brazil Has Never Been So Prepared to Fight Fake News

By Cristina Tardáguila

A year after AQ’s special report on misinformation, a leading journalist sees progress.

Four years after seeing a tsunami of falsehoods related to the presidential election, Brazil enters the 2022 campaign season much better equipped. The country has more professional fact-checkers. Social media platforms have built war rooms. Influencers are engaged in the battle against "fake news," and fantastic tools have been developed to combat Portuguese-language misinformation and disinformation. As always, candidates, parties and supporters will work hard to push narratives capable of undermining their rivals, even if they include misleading or incorrect data. But it's clear that...

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