_the platform:

According to a study by FGV/DAPP, around 20% of all discussions about politics on social networks in Brazil are instigated by bots.

These malicious political bots impersonate real users, posting and interacting profusely with tweets that further their causes, thereby creating an artificial engagement.

This makes sure that a certain theme - often supported by Fake News - reaches a growing number of people and gains relevance.

That’s why, by mixing an algorithm with the Twitter’s Streaming API, Congresso em Foco, one of Brazil’s most influential political journals,  developed a platform, where on a daily basis, users could follow and compare the candidates and political subjects most tweeted by these bots, up to election day.



The platform also had dozens of cards to share on social networks that highlighted the main data analyzed and summarized the activity of the bots every day.

*bots tweet's timeline


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