Explore Brasilia: the designed city (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Explore Brasilia: the designed city. “In the highlands of Brazil sits an architectural and cultural gem: the capital city of Brasília, designed and developed in the 1950s by architects and urban planners Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. The designed city was part of the plan to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location in the country. I am very happy to see the city where I grew up featured on Google Arts & Culture after 60 years of cultivating a unique culture from its designed origins. Google Arts & Culture invites everyone around the world to learn more about the extraordinary architecture, the bustling art and culture scene and the amazing history of Brasilia, a city designed for the future.”

New York Times: Brazil’s Far-Right Disinformation Pushers Find a Safe Space on Telegram

New York Times: Brazil’s Far-Right Disinformation Pushers Find a Safe Space on Telegram. “Shortly after President Donald J. Trump was banned from Twitter early this year, Brazil’s like-minded leader made a plea to his millions of followers on the site.’Sign up for my official channel on Telegram,’ President Jair Bolsonaro requested. Since then, Telegram, an encrypted messaging and social media platform run by an elusive Russian exile, has racked up tens of millions of new users in Brazil.”

Brazilian Leader’s Pandemic Handling Draws Explosive Allegation: Homicide (New York Times)

New York Times: Brazilian Leader’s Pandemic Handling Draws Explosive Allegation: Homicide. “A Brazilian congressional panel is set to recommend mass homicide charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, asserting that he intentionally let the coronavirus rip through the country and kill hundreds of thousands in a failed bid to achieve herd immunity and revive Latin America’s largest economy.”

HuffPost: Facebook’s ‘Digital Colonialism’ Made Monday’s Outage A Crisis For The World

HuffPost: Facebook’s ‘Digital Colonialism’ Made Monday’s Outage A Crisis For The World. “The Facebook outage that struck Monday morning and lasted throughout the day was ultimately a minor inconvenience for most Americans. But in countries like Brazil, it caused a destabilizing and disorienting seven hours ― not because Facebook.com was gone, but because WhatsApp, the messaging service the company also owns, suddenly went offline along with it. Still largely an afterthought in the United States, WhatsApp has grown into one of the world’s most vital communications services. More than 2 billion people ― 1 in 4 people on the planet ― use it. Brazil and India alone are home to nearly one-quarter of them.”

NBC News: Brazil’s health minister tests positive for Covid at U.N. General Assembly in NYC

NBC News: Brazil’s health minister tests positive for Covid at U.N. General Assembly in NYC. “Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for Covid-19 hours after accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, the government said. Queiroga will remain in New York in quarantine, the government’s communications office said.”

New York Times: Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts

New York Times: Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts. “President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is temporarily banning social media companies from removing certain content, including his claims that the only way he’ll lose next year’s elections is if the vote is rigged — one of the most significant steps by a democratically elected leader to control what can be said on the internet.”

France24: Bolsonaro issues decree limiting social media moderation

France24: Bolsonaro issues decree limiting social media moderation. “Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree Monday that changes the rules of content moderation on social media, a move that critics argue could hinder the fight against disinformation. The decree goes into effect immediately but must be ratified by Congress in order to become law. It aims to combat ‘the arbitrary and unjust deletion of accounts, profiles and content by providers,’ the federal communications secretariat said.”

Folha de São Paulo (Headline Translated): Fire hits Cinemateca Brasileira warehouse in western São Paulo

From Folha de São Paulo and translated from Portuguese: Fire hits Cinemateca Brasileira warehouse in western São Paulo. “A fire hits a warehouse at the Cinemateca Brasileira, in the west side of São Paulo, this Thursday night (29). According to the Bombeor Corps, six vehicles were sent to Rua Othão, 290, in Vila Leopoldina. There is no victim information.” Cinemateca Brasileira is an institution tasked with preserving Brazil’s audiovisual archives. It’s another devastating blow to Brazil’s cultural heritage collections after 2018’s fire at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro.

Tubefilter: YouTube Removes Videos From Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro For Spreading COVID Misinformation

Tubefilter: YouTube Removes Videos From Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro For Spreading COVID Misinformation. “Reuters notes that Bolsonaro has been outspoken against lockdowns, vaccines, masks, and has promoted unscientific treatments on his YouTube channel, where he hosts weekly addresses. These streams — which are also distributed on Facebook — see the far-right figure taking questions from viewers and deriding his enemies alongside appearances from ministers and music.”

La Prensa Latina: Sao Paulo’s Portuguese language museum returns 6 years after devastating fire

La Prensa Latina: Sao Paulo’s Portuguese language museum returns 6 years after devastating fire. “The Museum of the Portuguese Language, an institution housed in this Brazilian metropolis’ Estacao da Luz station, went up in flames in late 2015. It is now opening its doors to the public once again six years later in the heart of Sao Paulo, offering a historically rich and socially inclusive tour of the world’s fifth-most widely spoken language.”

Reuters: Brazilian Senate to hear Google, Facebook, Twitter in pandemic probe

Reuters: Brazilian Senate to hear Google, Facebook, Twitter in pandemic probe. “A Brazilian Senate committee on Wednesday formally approved a request to call representatives of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify in an ongoing probe into the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senators want to look into what role the companies had in helping to spread potentially dangerous misinformation during the pandemic.”

Monga Bay: What’s the cost of illegal mining in Brazil’s Amazon? A new tool calculates it

Monga Bay: What’s the cost of illegal mining in Brazil’s Amazon? A new tool calculates it. “Illegal gold mining caused an estimated $429 million (2.2 billion reais) in social and environmental damages on the Yanomami Indigenous Reserve in Brazil’s Roraima state last year, according to a new impacts calculator launched this week by the Federal Public Ministry in partnership with the Conservation Strategy Fund Brazil (CSF-Brazil), the nonprofit organization responsible for the creation of the tool.”

Correio Do Povo, translated from Portuguese: Vinicius de Moraes Digital Collection brings together vast material by the poet

From Correio Do Povo and translated from Portuguese: Vinicius de Moraes Digital Collection brings together vast material by the poet. “The Vinicius de Moraes Digital Collection has just been launched and brings together the original documents from the poet’s personal collection, donated to the Archive-Museum of Brazilian Literature (AMLB) of the Casa de Rui Barbosa Foundation (FCRB), located in Rio de Janeiro. On the site are digital reproductions of manuscripts and typescripts of his intellectual production, of his personal and family correspondence, as well as various documents gathered by Vinicius de Moraes (1913 – 1980) throughout his life.”