Bolsonaro family linked to fake news network in Brazil
Brasilia, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Alexandre Frota presented to the Federal Police (PF) of Brazil a report on alleged links of Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, with the network that spreads false content on the Internet, confirmed today TV Globo.
The information was published on Tuesday by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, and TV Globo had access to the statement given by Frota as part of the PF case investigating organizers and funders of anti-democratic acts.
According to Frota, Eduardo Bolsonaro would be in charge of guiding and disseminating facts, some of which called for the closure of the National Congress, the Supreme Federal Court (STF) and in favor of a military intervention.
According to the document presented on September 29 by Frota, the computers, from which all the guidance came, are related to addresses of the descendant of the far-right president or his advisers.
In his statement to the PF, the legislator also pointed out the participation of another son of the president, Councilor Carlos Bolsonaro, of Rio de Janeiro.
Questioned by the military institution, Frota specified that the so-called Cabinet of Hate acted to incite animosity between the Armed Forces, the STF and Congress, and had the objective of preventing the free exercise of powers.
Such content would be preserved in the Joint Parliamentary Investigation Commission that investigates false messages and virtual attacks.
In July it came to light that a special adviser to the president is listed as one of the administrators of the system of accounts and profiles transmitting fake news (false news) on social networks, suppressed by Facebook.
Tercio Arnaud Tomaz, Bolsonaro's adviser, is also one of the members of the hate office, along with José Matheus Salles Gomes and Mateus Matos Diniz.
He ran the Bolsonaro Opressor 2.0 page, which had more than a million followers.
Once removed, the site published content in favor of the head of state, carried out attacks on political opponents, such as the dismissed governor of Rio de Janeiro, Wilson Witzel, and even former ministers such as Luiz Henrique Mandetta and Sérgio Moro.
Currently, the STF is investigating alleged disinformation and defamation campaigns in the 2018 presidential elections through the multiplatform WhatsApp message application, allegedly financed by businessmen favorable to then-candidate Bolsonaro, who won the election.
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