#ElectionWatch: Fast and False in Brazil

September 19, 2019

Amid a deep political crisis, Brazil will elect a new president, new state governors, and a new Congress in two rounds of voting  —  the first on October 7 and the second on October 28. The stakes are high, and misinformation or disinformation have the potential to influence the electoral process. Any accusations of large-scale falsehood could cast into question the legitimacy of the process, or the results.