RSF and ITS register half a million offensive tweets against the Brazilian press in just 3 months

  • Source: RSF
  • September 16, 2021

"As part of its analyses of attacks on the media in Brazil, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a local partner, the Rio de Janeiro Institute for Technology and Society (ITS-Rio), are publishing a survey of the behaviour of users of Twitter, the platform used for most of the attacks on the media and journalists in Brazil.

An analysis of half a million tweets using hashtags reflecting hatred of the media during a period of three months shows that supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government are the main authors of these attacks and that their principal targets are, firstly, media outlets critical of the government and, secondly, women journalists."

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