Brazil on alert after far-right threats

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By LatAm Reports Editor

Brazil’s president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, called on the world to fight the far right after rejecting the statements of the businessman and owner of the X social network, Elon Musk, who made accusations against the Supreme Court of Justice of the South American nation.

Musk, since last weekend, has been on the helve of Brazilian democracy, making different accusations without evidence against the Supreme Court.

His statements have questioned the legitimacy of the elections and threatened to reactivate the accounts of the X-social network excluded by determination of Brazilian justice.

These attacks have been answered by all Republican powers. The first reaction was from Judge Alexandre de Moraes, who last Monday decided to include billionaire Elon Musk in an investigation into fake news.

On Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor’s Office requested the Court of Auditors of the Union to carry out a set of investigations into the company SpaceX belonging to Musk.

President Lula da Silva also rejected the businessman’s statements and called on the world to fight the far right.

Congressional President Rodrigo Pacheco also promised to move forward with the projects that regulate social media here in Brazil.

As the main target of Elon Musk’s threats and unevidence charges is Judge Alexandre de Moraes, the same one who was turned into a number one enemy of former President Jair Bolsonaro and his far-right militancy.

Judge Moraes was president of the High Electoral Tribunal during the 2022 dispute that ended with the victory of Lula da Silva and the defeat of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

In this context it is also important to highlight, in this context of Elon Musk’s attacks on Brazilian democracy, are the recent decisions of the Brazilian justice system, which ordered the blocking of accounts on the X-wide social network, suspended by anti-democratic publications calling for a coup d’état.

Among the users of the old Twitter who suffered a suspension are supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro.

Social network X became the main channel for the dissemination of disinformation, according to a Translab report delivered to the European Union in 2023.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in TeleSurTV