FoodNavigator-LATAM: Keeping compliant: Online archive tracks Brazil’s ‘complex’ food regulations

FoodNavigator-LATAM: Keeping compliant: Online archive tracks Brazil’s ‘complex’ food regulations. “Alimentus Consultoria is an open-access archive of Brazilian food legislation that can help manufacturers navigate the country’s complex and often over-lapping regulatory landscape, says one expert.”

ZDNet: WhatsApp banned nearly half a million accounts during Brazilian elections

ZDNet: WhatsApp banned nearly half a million accounts during Brazilian elections. “Messaging app WhatsApp reported banning more than 400,000 accounts that breached its terms of service in Brazil during last year’s general elections. The information was disclosed by the company in a document submitted to authorities to support an investigation into the spread of misinformation during the presidential campaign.”

Poynter: Falsehoods outperform facts in Brazilian WhatsApp groups, study shows

Poynter: Falsehoods outperform facts in Brazilian WhatsApp groups, study shows. “Up to four of every 10 viral messages shared in WhatsApp groups throughout last year’s presidential elections in Brazil contained information found to be false by fact-checkers, a study I conducted at Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom, has found.”

Phys .org: Right-wing WhatsApp users in Brazil are more effective at spreading disinformation

Phys .org: Right-wing WhatsApp users in Brazil are more effective at spreading disinformation. “After Brazil’s 2018 presidential election, international political pundits and journalists wondered if social media platform WhatsApp enabled far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power. Northwestern University computer scientists now confirm that WhatsApp use played a key role in the electoral process.”

The Rio Times: Museum in Rio Uses Social Media Language to Attract Audience

The Rio Times: Museum in Rio Uses Social Media Language to Attract Audience. “Blending art with social media language increased visits to the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) by 60 percent. The Hashtags da Arte exhibition selected 40 pieces from the museum’s collection and marked each one with stickers featuring keywords used in apps (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) intermingled with the descriptions of the works. The method aroused young people’s curiosity for art.”