Falsehoods Outperform Facts in Brazilian WhatsApp Groups, Study Shows

Up to four of every 10 viral messages shared in WhatsApp groups throughout last year’s presidential elections in Brazil contained information found to be false by fact-checkers, a study I conducted at Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom, has found.

The research aims to shed some light on how misinformation spread online ahead of the election of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro on Oct. 28, 2018.

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