Bots, social networks, and politics in Brazil: interferences of automated profiles and political actors in the brazilian electoral debate
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The use of bots and fake profiles to distort the political debate on social networks by spreading disinformation and fake news has already been identified in different countries around the world. In Brazil, it has impacted on the legitimacy of the electoral process since the 2014 elections, at least. This new FGV DAPP document gives an updated overview of evidence on how current strategies of misinformation on the web work. They are working as they have always been, and as influential as ever.