Fake news is a problem everywhere. But many believe Brazil will be the epicenter in 2022, as President Jair Bolsonaro, facing a difficult reelection bid, is determined to protect his supporters’ “freedom of speech.” This week, Brazilian fact-checker Cristina Tardáguila breaks down how Brazil became a fake news hotbed – and looks for reasons for optimism.
Tune in on Nov. 3 to a high-level conversation on fake news and elections in Latin America, featuring Tardáguila and Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Luís Roberto Barroso
Cristina Tardáguila is a senior program director for the International Center for Journalists. She founded Brazil’s first and largest fact-checking agency, Agência Lupa.
Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief.
Inside Brazil’s Dangerous Battle Over Fake News, by Mariana Palau
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