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Brazil court opens probe over bulk electoral messages on WhatsApp

6 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Brazilian top electoral court TSE approved on Friday opening a probe over actions to distribute bulk electoral messages against leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad over the WhatsApp messaging service, according to official documents.
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Brazil election battle rages over Facebook's WhatsApp

6 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil's bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform.
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Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

6 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app's design makes it difficult.
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Facebook is battling a tidal wave of fake news and misinformation on WhatsApp in Brazil

Facebook is battling a tidal wave of fake news and misinformation on WhatsApp in Brazil

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Facebook is battling a wave of fake news and disinformation in Brazil.
Business groups have been spreading hoaxes supporting the far-right candidate in the presidential election, and ones study found half of all political content being shared was false or misleading.
It shows how Facebook still struggles to police content on its platforms, and the seismic consequences this can have around the world.
Facebook is currently battling a deluge of digital misinformation and fake news ahead of a contentious election featuring a bombastic, far-right populist candidate. It's like 2016 all over...
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Facebook's WhatsApp taking legal action against Brazil election spammers

6 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging application business said on Friday it was "taking immediate legal action" against companies that are sending spam messages ahead of the Brazilian presidential election.
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