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Saturday, October 16 • 16:20 - 16:50
Illegal use of WhatsApp

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 Patrícia Campos Mello  has been publishing a series of stories about illegal use of WhatsApp mass messaging to send fake news and propaganda to manipulate public opinion during the Brazilian electoral campaign in 2018, with illegal financing from businessmen, and other disinformation campaigns. The series led to several investigations by the Federal Police and Electoral Court, which are ongoing. In October 2019, Whats App admitted to the irregular use of the platform in the 2018 elections. The stories led the Judiciary system to change electoral regulations and ban, in 2019, mass messaging by WhatsApp. She recently won lawsuits against president Bolsonaro and his son Eduardo Bolsonaro, a lawmaker, for moral damages for repeatedly stating or implying that I offer sex in exchange for scoops. They are appealing.

Saturday October 16, 2021 16:20 - 16:50 CEST
PA 318

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