July 25, 2020

Twitter, Facebook block accounts of Bolsonaro allies

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Twitter and Facebook suspended the accounts Friday of 16 allies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after a Supreme Court judge ordered them blocked as part of a probe into an alleged disinformation campaign.Tension has been soaring between the far-right leader and the court, which is investigating allegations that members of his inner circle ran a social media campaign to discredit the court, as well as slander and threaten its judges.The two US social media giants are also facing increasing pressure to act more aggressively against hate speech and false information o…

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