Using misinformation as a political weapon: COVID-19 and Bolsonaro in Brazil
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CitationRicard, J., Medeiros, J., (2020). Using misinformation as a political weapon: COVID-19 and Bolsonaro in Brazil, The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review, Volume 1, Issue 2
AbstractWith over 30,000 confirmed cases, Brazil is currently the country most affected by COVID-19 in Latin America, and ranked 12th worldwide. Despite all evidence, a strong rhetoric undermining risks associated to COVID-19 has been endorsed at the highest levels of the Brazilian government, making President Jair Bolsonaro the leader of the “coronavirus-denial movement”. To support this strategy, different forms of misinformation and disinformation have been leveraged to lead a dangerous crusade against scientific and evidence-based recommendations.
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