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Articles By Tom Stewart-Smith

Brazil’s ‘Whatsapp uncle’ coup: How social media galvanises political activism

March 2023 
By Tom Stewart-Smith
On 8 January 2023, Brazil’s Federal Congress, Senate and Judicial buildings were rampaged by a group of rioters protesting against a perceived rigged election that saw incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro lose the country’s presidency to his opponent Lula da Silva. Outspoken and polarizing, Bolsonaro is often compared to Donald Trump, and the riot…

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