The election is about to be stolen! Shadowy global actors are working with industry and media to place a thumb on the democratic scales. ActiveFence’s Emerging Trends Detection team are monitoring the online ecosystem of Brazil for emerging misinformation narratives that are gaining traction, as the country prepares for its October 2022 General Elections.
The false narratives are spreading across social media, instant messaging, video hosting platforms, as well as on alternative news websites. Each claim builds on, and lends credence to the logic established by those that came before setting the stage for post election civil unrest and political instability.
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Through early detection of these emerging narratives, technology platforms can mitigate these potential harms.