WhatsApp Groups and Misinformation Are a Threat to Fragile Democracies

In Brazil, social-media-induced polarization and apathy may linger long after the last vote has been counted.

Recording the revelry after the runoff in Brazil’s presidential election. Photo: Lianne Milton for Bloomberg Businessweek

By Shannon Sims

For Stela Wanda Pereira da Silva, the breaking point came when her father posted a video of a woman getting assassinated…

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