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Agência Lupa of Brazil suffers from disinformation campaign and homophobia

  • Source: Abraji
  • August 21, 2020

"Agência Lupa has been a target of a coordinated disinformation campaign with homophobic prejudices on social media. In a post that circulated Aug. 20, 2020, Gilberto Scofield Jr., director of strategy and business of Lupa since May 2019, and his spouse Rodrigo de Mello, a real estate agent, were falsely named as the founders of the fact-checking outlet, and were called left-wing and LGBT activist militants and were accused of censorship."

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