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28 Oct

Discussions about the election prompt 4.23 million tweets; 70% of them mention Bolsonaro, with a peak after the announcement of his victory

28 Oct

“Election fraud” and “gay kit” have a higher impact than other fake news on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube

26 Oct

Difference in Tweet mentions between Bolsonaro and Haddad decreases

25 Oct

Foreign networks on Twitter influenced the Brazilian electoral debate according to studies by FGV DAPP

23 Oct

WhatsApp influence in the electoral campaign prompts 2.57 million mentions about the app on Twitter

22 Oct

Presidential campaign generates 118 million views on YouTube in 991 videos about the candidates in the second round

19 Oct

Presidential race in Brazil prompts 1.2 million tweets in other countries

17 Oct

Public security and corruption are the main themes of the electoral debate on Twitter

16 Oct

Polarization in the second round causes ‘dismay’ in the electoral debate

15 Oct

Debate about Bolsonaro and Haddad after the 1st round has decreased and focused on attacking and defending the candidates

12 Oct

Debate about wave of violence prompts 2.7 million tweets

10 Oct

Polarization and representation of minorities dominate the debate

09 Oct

Election results prompt messages of prejudice

08 Oct

Definition of the second round prompts 2.45 million tweets

07 Oct

With 4.85 million tweets, election has the highest impact on the networks

05 Oct

Digital Democracy Room is presented to OAS observers

05 Oct

Debate at TV Globo prompts 1.64 million tweets, 52% more than the last debate of 2014

03 Oct

Criticism of press coverage of the elections prompts almost 1 million tweets

02 Oct

Bolsonaro has six times more references than Haddad

01 Oct

Demonstrations against Bolsonaro prompt 1.4 million mentions on Twitter; acts to support the candidate generate 1.05 million

01 Oct

Debate on Record TV prompts 1.1 million tweets

01 Oct

Statements by Bolsonaro’s vice Mourão against labor rights prompt 187 thousand tweets

28 Sep

#ElectionWatch: Fast and False in Brazil

27 Sep

With almost 9 million tweets, the debate on elections follows a growth trend with the approach of the first round

27 Sep

SBT/Folha/UOL debate prompts 553 thousand tweets in 4 hours

26 Sep

#elenão (not him) movement prompts more than 1.6 million mentions for and against Bolsonaro

25 Sep

Alckmin is the candidate who attacks his adversaries the most on Twitter

25 Sep

VP candidates generate 826 thousand tweets in 10 days

24 Sep

Networks of robots coordinated the diffusion of political contents

21 Sep

Presidential hopefuls post more than 3.4 thousand publications on Facebook in a month of campaign

21 Sep

Fourth presidential debate mobilizes 387 thousand tweets in polarized discussion

19 Sep

Discussions about the useful vote gain space in the debate about the candidates

19 Sep

First month of the campaign on the networks is marked by Bolsonaro’s isolated lead and Haddad’s and Ciro’s growth

18 Sep

Lack of trust in the electoral process prompts more than 840 thousand tweets in one month

17 Sep

Haddad’s interview at the JN prompts 266k tweets

17 Sep

Amoêdo has the highest growth on Instagram among presidential

14 Sep

On Youtube, TV-originated contents have the most views

13 Sep

Haddad starts his campaign behind Bolsonaro and Ciro on Twitter

12 Sep

After stabbing attack, Bolsonaro’s support group decreases

11 Sep

Shootings, homicides and gender violence dominate debate

10 Sep

After attack, debate that criticizes Bolsonaro is predominant

07 Sep

Knife attack on Jair Bolsonaro prompts 3.2m mentions in 16 hours

06 Sep

Knife attack on Jair Bolsonaro prompts 1.4 million mentions

05 Sep

Campaign acts lead candidates’ contents on Facebook

04 Sep

Bolsonaro and Lula are the most mentioned about the National Museum

03 Sep

Fire at the National Museum prompts 1.6 million tweets

03 Sep

Alckmin’s attack to Bolsonaro marks beginning of TV campaign

31 Aug

Ads sponsored by third parties strengthen the campaigns on Facebook

31 Aug

JN newscast interview mobilizes debate about Marina

30 Aug

Alckmin registers 45k mentions in interview for JN newscast

29 Aug

Bolsonaro’s interview at the JN newscast prompts 1.4m tweets

29 Aug

After campaign start, Amoêdo takes the lead in engagements on Facebook

28 Aug

Interview with Ciro at JN newscast prompts more than 100K mentions

27 Aug

#ElectionWatch: Loves For Sale In Brazil

25 Aug

Rise of the dollar prompts discussion on Twitter about exchange

23 Aug

After debate, Marina increases engagement on Facebook

22 Aug

FGV DAPP launches new journal on bot identification methodology

21 Aug

False statements about gender inequality mark the debate

20 Aug

Homicides, gender violence and theft were the highlights of the debate

18 Aug

Confrontation between candidates and the gender theme stand out

17 Aug

Digital Democracy Room finds new partners to monitor the political debate

15 Aug

Labor union tax and unemployment prompt debate on Labor Reform

14 Aug

Presence of Brazilian hashtags in other countries must not be automatically associated with bots

14 Aug

Debate at Band propels candidates’ official pages on Facebook

10 Aug

Brazil’s 1st presidential debate: low impact of bot and fake data

10 Aug

First presidential debate prompts 1.6 million mentions

08 Aug

Law Maria da Penha: 66% of the debate on Twitter is made by women

08 Aug

VP candidates divide debates about candidacies and prompt 684k mentions

07 Aug

Public Hearing at the STF about abortion prompts 821k tweets

07 Aug

Bolsonaro and Lula lead engagements on Facebook

06 Aug

Seen for the first time on campaigns, crowdfunding has low engagement

06 Aug

Bolsonaro’s question-and-answer session prompts 251k mentions

06 Aug

Economic debate on the networks reflects intensification of the polarization

03 Aug

Potential suspension of Capes scholarship grants prompts more than 120k mentions

03 Aug

Alckmin’s interview prompts 23.4 thousand tweets with a highlight to the Centrão

02 Aug

Interview helps Ciro surpass Lula and Bolsonaro in mentions

01 Aug

Debate about Marina registers volume of 3 days in 3 hours

31 Jul

Interview with Bolsonaro causes more than 60,000 tweets per hour

30 Jul

Corruption and economy are highlighted in the electoral debate

27 Jul

#MulherescomBolsonaro mobilizes more critical profiles

26 Jul

Party alliances provoke debate on union contribution

26 Jul

Presidential mentions on Twitter grow 46%

26 Jul

Digital Democracy Room is launched during seminar

25 Jul

New survey confirms bot activity in pre-campaign

20 Jul

Support of the Centrão to Alckmin prompts criticism of the PSDB politician and Ciro

19 Jul

Corruption and defense are the main topics of debate in networks on electoral disputes

19 Jul

Alliances raise debate on social networks about Ciro and Bolsonaro

16 Jul

Bolsonaro’s engagement increases on the networks with positive signal for agribusiness

11 Jul

“Escola Sem Partido” prompts dispute about education model

11 Jul

Printed vote prompts more than 230 thousand mentions in 4 months

09 Jul

With 1.53 million posts, debate about Lula has as much as 8% bots

05 Jul

Lula loses engagement in social networks, but still stands out

05 Jul

Supreme Court and candidates spark debate on labor reform

05 Jul

Gender and corruption mobilize opposing political camps

04 Jul

Obrador support group has 43.6% of bots in debate on Mexican elections

30 Jun

Suspected cases of measles revive debate on vaccination with up to 6,440 tweets per day

29 Jun

Group without political alignment approach left-wing profiles

28 Jun

Opinions of presidential hopefuls about economy prompt criticism

28 Jun

Manuela’s interview raises polarized debate and discussions about chauvinism and Bolsonaro

21 Jun

World Cup motivates comparisons between football and politics

21 Jun

Ciro’s declaration about councilman provokes debate on political alliances

19 Jun

Brazilian harassment case in Russia mobilizes 55,000 tweets in Brazil

15 Jun

Prohibition of coercive conduct by the STF mobilizes 59,100 mentions

14 Jun

Decision on abortion in Argentina mobilizes 24,000 posts in Brazil

14 Jun

Bolsa Familia emerges as agenda of polarization, shows DAPP Report

14 Jun

Strike of truck drivers encourages criticism of the federal government

13 Jun

From the World Cup to democracy, the Brazilian people’s frustrations have a thousand faces on Twitter

12 Jun

Temer´s tweet on creating jobs triggers criticism to the president

30 May

Debate on the strike in the networks presents a new fall

29 May

Mentions to truckers strike overcomes pro-impeachment online discussion

28 May

Debate on the truck drivers strike has already mobilized 7.5 million mentions on Twitter

28 Mar

Reaction to rumors overpowered dissemination of fake news against Marielle

21 Mar

Death of Marielle mobilizes over 1.16 million mentions on Twitter