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100,000 WhatsApp Accounts Banned Before Brazilian Election

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According to a report by Gizmodo, Facebook subsidiary and encrypted chat service WhatsApp has banned over 100,000 accounts ahead of the upcoming federal elections in Brazil, where Workers' Party candidate Fernando Haddad is facing off with populist Jair Bolsonaro. Philosopher Francisco Bosco, who has published work on social media and politics in Brazil, reportedly told the Post. “The country is a pressure cooker. Social networks increase the pressure and allow it to be organized pragmatically. The conflicts and tensions are laid out every day, often in reduced, simple terms that contribute to a polarizing environment and scapegoating.”

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