Falsehoods Outperform Facts in Brazilian WhatsApp Groups, Study Shows

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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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