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Brazil President Bolsonaro eyes various to Twitter, Facebook after Trump ban

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is urging his followers to pivot away from Twitter and Facebook after the favored social networks banished U.S. President Donald Trump from their platforms.
The far-right president on Tuesday invited his 6.6 million Twitter followers to subscribe to his channel on the messaging app Telegram Messenger LLP, a competitor to Facebook’s WhatsApp Inc.
Bolsonaro, who fashions his presidency on Trump’s, has discovered nice success in leveraging social media networks by providing common tweets and streaming reside movies on Facebook to his followers.
His encouragement of a shift away from these retailers presents a big change that echoes a shift occurring within the U.S., the place 1000’s of far-right customers are being purged from the websites and regrouping in lesser-known networks like Telegram and Parler.

On Saturday, in a put up on Instagram, Bolsonaro invited folks to hitch Parler solely hours earlier than it was pulled from app shops and Inc. shut off its net companies. The app had solely been downloaded about half one million instances in Brazil as of Monday, in accordance with the mobile-app intelligence agency Sensor Tower.

Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo, a senator, later modified his Twitter profile image to a picture of Trump and claimed that Parler was a “victim of the Big Tech cartel.”