Thursday, April 11, 2024

Elon Musk Leads Far Right Propaganda Blitz On Brazil’s Democracy


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With all the bullshit money can buy, the Tesla billionaire is instigating a digital proto-coup, reminiscent of what happened on social networks in early 2013 – but this time those behind it are in plain sight.

January 8 2023 was not a new coup attempt as is most often depicted, but the desperate, failed last stand of the one fomented and consolidated between 2013 and 2018. A year later Brazilians have taken to the streets to demand that there be no amnesty for its perpetrators.

The Supreme Court effectively halted a coup attempt, designed to prevent elected president Lula da Silva from taking office, lead by his defeated adversary Jair Bolsonaro, far-right generals and the former commander of the Brazilian navy. Only hesitance elsewhere in the Armed Forces prevented the situation becoming far worse.

In the wake of Supreme Court investigation and prosecution of the key plotters, a new proto-coup is being fomented in the most resource-rich nation on earth.

In early April 2024 Elon Musk-allied journalist Michael D. Shellenberger launched “Twitter Files Brazil”. Billed as a bombshell leak it was in fact a tepid fantasy, built using cherry picked information from the company’s own emails, misinterpretation of Brazilian law, and blatant journalistic malpractice. These messages were reassembled, haphazardly, and in bad faith, to reach desired conclusions, and then spread by an army of far right flacks to generate maximum online repercussion, in an effort to intimidate both the Supreme Court and Lula administration.

As a measure of the publication’s accuracy, what was depicted as Supreme Court Minister Alexandre de Moraes’ threat to arrest Twitter Brasil’s lawyer was shown to be actually a São Paulo police demand for the personal information of a leader of the PCC organized crime gang.

News emerged that X/Twitter was part of Supreme Court investigations into January 8, and so called Fake News inquiry. At time of writing it has been reported that telecoms regulator Anatel has already told operators to prepare for formal removal of X/Twitter from Brazilian networks.  (more...)

Elon Musk Leads Far Right Propaganda Blitz On Brazil’s Democracy

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