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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:51 PM

Brazil candidate accused of spreading fake news stories

Source: Associated Press

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press
Updated 7:34 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SAO PAULO (AP) — Charges of fake news are heating up the presidential race ahead of Brazil's Oct. 28 runoff, with the center-left candidate on Tuesday accusing his rival's campaign of defaming him with false stories on social media and messaging apps.

A fact-checking group said that Fernando Haddad has been targeted by a wave of false allegations, some accusing him of planning to shut down churches and distribute textbooks teaching children to be gay.

Haddad blamed his adversary, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, for planting or failing to condemn the falsehoods.

"The lies come from him (Bolsonaro), so he will not accept any ethical commitment. He will continue to slander, insult," Haddad said. He said his campaign had managed to have 33 videos removed from social media sites. "One had 3 million views when it was removed. We try to stop it, but people watch them."

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Brazil-candidate-accused-of-spreading-fake-news-13293388.php

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Judi Lynn Wednesday OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:38 AM

1. Starting with that supposed stabbing of his.

For those unfamiliar with the controversy, this is some of the footage from that has raised suspicions as to the veracity of the incident:

Look at the red circle. A miracle! No blood on the shirt.

And there's this:

Look carefully at 0:08. The weapon (looks like a plastic retractable prop knife) comes out pristine - with nary a drop of blood. Another miracle!

That, plus the fact that hey reported that the assailant had frequented the same shooting range as Bolsonaro's two sons.

We'll probably never know exactly what happened - as so often happens in history. But luckily, these days almost everyone has a smartphone.

Thanks for diligently keeping up with these elections in Brazil, Judi. Never a dull moment.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 12:02 AM

3. Can never forget having seen this material. This is a post to save, no doubt about it.

This clown has the support of the entire military and the fascists who have slow rolled another coup on the country through deep, filthy deceit.

They won't be able to cover this up forever, sooner or later everyone in the world is going to be completely familiar with all the details. Their only hope is that they can slide Bolsonaro's women/P.O.C.,/gay/leftists-hating backside into the President's chair first.

Thank you so much for sharing this, sandensea. I'll be keeping your post where I can retrieve it, as it is critically important.

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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:56 PM

2. Brazil's Bolsonaro denies ties to strategist Steve Bannon

Beatrice Christofaro, Associated Press
Updated 6:11 pm CDT, Thursday, October 11, 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday his campaign has no ties to former White House strategist Steve Bannon, contradicting claims by one of Bolsonaro's sons.

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In August, the Brazilian magazine Epoca quoted Eduardo Bolsonaro as saying Bannon "had put himself at our disposal to help."

In the interview, Bolsonaro said the help would not be financial, but rather "internet tips, sometimes an analysis, interpreting data, those kinds of things."

Also in August, Eduardo posted on Instagram a picture of himself with Bannon. The caption said that the two had met and that Bannon was an "enthusiast" of his father's candidacy and they would "unite forces against cultural Marxism."


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Sat Oct 13, 2018, 03:06 AM

4. 'Flowering of hate': bitter election brings wave of political violence to Brazil

Supporters of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in polls, have attacked journalists and activists

Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
Fri 12 Oct 2018 02.00 EDT

The two contenders in Brazil’s bitterly contested presidential race have urged calm after a wave of attacks on journalists, activists and members of the LGBT community by supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro including beatings, a knife attack and a murder.

Supporters of the former paratrooper – himself the victim of an assassination attempt last month – have also reportedly been targeted with violence.

But an investigation by independent journalism group Agência Publica found that an overwhelming majority of the violence was committed by supporters of Bolsonaro, who polls give a 16-point lead over his leftist opponent, Fernando Haddad, ahead of the second-round runoff on 28 October.

Agência Pública said bolsonaristas were behind 50 separate attacks since 30 September. In the same period, six Bolsonaro supporters were assaulted, the report found.


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