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After gaining space with ministerial meeting video, pro-government group falls back down to 14% of presence on the network

Criticism of the fake news investigation and protests on May 31 did not garner new supporters for the pro-government group on Twitter. Pro-government channels and profiles predominated on Facebook and WhatsApp, but did not stand out on Instagram

Updated 10 de June, 2020 at 11:08 am

Protests on May 31 turn attentions away from the evolution of the pandemic
Despite a certain amount of concern with the official report of 30 thousand deaths due to the novel coronavirus, the debate on the networks remains focused on political issues. The repercussion of the demonstrations on Sunday (31) generated a peak of more than 4 million mentions, with posts targeting the “March of the 300”, which walked towards the Supreme Federal Court to demonstrate their position against it, as well as the conflicts that marked the meeting between pro-government acts and anti-fascist protests at the Avenida Paulista.

Opposition group falls, but group with no alignment intensifies their criticism of the government
After reaching more than 70% of the profiles engaged in the political debate, the opposition group fell back down to around 20%. However, this fall was accompanied by a higher politicization of the group with no alignment, which had 54% of the profiles and commented on the disclosure of data related to members and supporters of the federal government by profiles of the group “Anonymous”, and criticized declarations made by Jair Bolsonaro regarding the Covid-19 death toll.

On WhatsApp, STF becomes the target after operation against fake news
The Fake News investigation predominated among the most shared Youtube videos about the Federal Police, overshadowing the investigations about the potential presidential interference with the Federal Police and the operations against Wilson Witzel. The most shared videos included stories of bloggers and politicians targeted by subpoenas and criticism of the minister Alexandre de Moraes. The videos highlighted that former allies of the federal government were not involved in the investigation and remembered positions taken by Alexandre de Moraes in favor of freedom of speech, accusing him of being biased.

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