Musk Says ‘Possible’ That Twitter Gave Preference to Leftists During Brazil Election

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A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen successful  beforehand   of a displayed photograph  of Elon Musk successful  this illustration taken connected  Oct. 27, 2022. (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen successful beforehand of a displayed photograph of Elon Musk successful this illustration taken connected Oct. 27, 2022. (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

SAO PAULO—Twitter proprietor Elon Musk said connected Saturday helium thought it was “possible” that unit astatine the societal media steadfast gave penchant to left-wing candidates during Brazil’s election this year, without providing evidence.

Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter connected Oct. 27, conscionable days earlier Brazil’s statesmanlike 2nd circular runoff vote, erstwhile blimpish incumbent Jair Bolsonaro was defeated by leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

“I’ve seen a batch of concerning tweets astir the caller Brazil election,” Musk wrote connected Twitter erstwhile asked by a idiosyncratic astir elections perchance “handled” by the company’s erstwhile management.

“If those tweets are accurate, it’s imaginable that Twitter unit gave penchant to near helping candidates,” added the billionaire.

Bolsonaro earlier this twelvemonth hosted Musk astatine a gathering successful the Brazilian authorities of Sao Paulo, erstwhile helium called the U.S. billionaire’s takeover of Twitter a “breath of hope” and dubbed him a “legend of liberty.”

Both Lula and Bolsonaro wide utilized Twitter during their campaigns. Some Bolsonaro allies—including the most-voted campaigner for the little location of Congress, Nikolas Ferreira—had their accounts suspended by tribunal orders aft the 2nd circular for questioning the predetermination results.

Reuters

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