11 Nov

Bolsonaro’s Meeting with Israeli Ambassador and Positive Repercussions of the Approval of the Tax Reform Compete for Attention on Social Media

The digital political debate also included the application of the first National High School Exam (Enem)

Updated 14 de November, 2023 at 11:44 am

Tax Reform discussion in the Senate earns praise for the Lula administration


Major terms about Institutional Politics on X
Period: November 6 to 10 at midday

Source: X | Elaborated by: FGV ECMI


  • The approval of the Tax Reform in the Senate on November 8 had a positive impact and prompted a 157% increase in mentions compared to the volume recorded on November 7;
  • The government’s ability to articulate the approval earned praise from both government supporters and other representatives. Amid expectations for the return of the Bill to the Chamber of Deputies, critical comments did not gain traction outside the opposition.


Bolsonaro grows on social media with users thanking the former president for helping release Brazilians in Gaza


Evolution of mentions to Lula and Jair Bolsonaro on X
Period: November 6 to 10

Source: X | Elaborated by: FGV ECMI


  • The opposition made positive comments about Bolsonaro’s meeting with the Israeli ambassador in Brasília on November 7. The number of posts about the former president doubled between November 7 and 9. In the dispute for credit, there were 35% more mentions to Bolsonaro than to Lula;
  • To a lesser extent, there was a mobilization of critics of former President Bolsonaro, claiming that he hindered the repatriation after the announcement that the borders were closed again.


Enem blows up on social media and prompts criticism from the opposition


Major posts made by congress representatives about the topic on Instagram

Source: Instagram | Elaborated by: FGV ECMI


  • The first stage of the Enem exam last Sunday prompted memes and stories from students on social media, but there was also criticism and allegations of “indoctrination”;
  • Opposition representatives criticized the federal government, claiming that the exam contained “indoctrination of a political-moral nature”. The ruralist caucus claimed there were “biased questions” about the agricultural industry;
  • Political leaders and progressive influencers praised the essay topic, mobilizing the debate about the invisibility of care work done by women.