Sergio Moro’s resignation was disapproved by 70% of profiles and divided the right-wing group on Twitter
According to an analysis by FGV DAPP in WhatsApp groups, there has been criticism of Moro’s “omission” regarding the knife attack against Bolsonaro. The episode was mentioned by the president in an afternoon speech
Updated 5 de June, 2020 at 1:57 pm
Large disapproval of Moro’s resignation in the digital debate
The departure of the minister of Justice and Public Security, Sergio Moro, announced this Friday (24) in the morning lead to a large disapproval of the government, reaching almost 70% of the profiles engaged in the debate on the networks and dividing even president Bolsonaro’s support group. Between 11 a.m and 5 p.m. today, the government opposition group (in yellow) surpassed the space obtained in the defense of former minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta, which mobilized 60% of the profiles.
In the government support group, 74% criticized Moro
In turn, the right-wing group (in blue) was divided in the debate, but 74% of the group came to the defense of the president and against Moro. Influencers such as @rconstantino, @anapaulavolei and @xicograziano lamented the minister’s departure, emphasizing that his resignation is a loss in the fight against corruption and probably an error by the government. On the other hand, profiles such as @allantercalivre, @danielpmerj, @realpfigueiredo published the first attacks against the former judge, criticizing his declaration and accusing him of acting politically against Bolsonaro;
President’s supporters on WhatsApp criticize Moro’s “omission”
On WhatsApp, there was a quick attempt to reorganize the narrative of support for Bolsonaro, emphasizing the attrition between Moro and the president such as in the so-called omission regarding the investigation of the knife attack against Bolsonaro. The criticism was followed by compliments to his performance as a judge, but highlighted his incompatibility with the government.