Brazil: Battling Bolsonaro’s COVID misinformation | The Listening Post


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Brazil: Battling Bolsonaro’s COVID misinformation | The Listening Post



Some of Brazil’s biggest media companies have come together to combat COVID-19 misinformation – a lot of which is coming from President Jair Bolsonaro’s office.

Contributors:

Luciana Coelho – Head of COVID task force, Folha de Sao Paulo

Cristina Tardáguila – Associate director, Poynter

Laura Guimarães Corrêa – Associate professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Marcelo Lins – Journalist, GloboNews

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  1. That's half true, man! Of course, the virus is taking the life of tens of thousands of brazilians, so does the economy as well. Lots of people have lost their jobs, no money either to pay the bills or provides for their families. Several people taking their lives because they can't catch a glimpse of any change of their personal financial issues. Not to mention the cases of domesic violence, depression, anxiety and other mental disorders that have soared over the pandemic period. Yet people still want to shut down the economy. "stay at home" is not an option for a lot of families.
    Bolsonaro is just one part of the problem, but they fail to tell that governors and Mayors also must be held accountable as well, as they are in charge of laying down the rules for their states and cities. Needless to say we have people lining the streets not going social distance, not wearing face mask, busy beaches, bars and fancy restaurants – including, those artists, journalists and big hypocrite figures doing things against official recommendations. In big guettos we also have big parties, which are thrown by criminal factions. All those factors converged to get to the point we are now. No way we could be in a diffenrent situation than that.

  2. All these countries who had Presidents and leaders like these suffered due to Covid due to their reckless behavior. Including Trump, very sad how people are so gullible to these leaders. At the end of the day ignorant stupid people bring this on themselves by electing idiots and ignoring science and data…All these ppl should be held accountable in the world court..

  3. Facebook Twitter are disgusting platforms. As long as the money keeps on rolling in all is OK. Bolsonaro must be gotten rid off and the Brazilians know how to do it.

  4. Bolsonaro is a mad man . He does not believe in science to the point that covid19 is not existed in his dictionary . He hs lost control of how to contain the virus , still put up a good front when Brazilians die tragically.

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