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Brazil: new investigation against Bolsonaro for spreading false information

2021-12-04T02:09:31.453Z

A judge of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) of Brazil ordered Friday, December 3, the opening of another investigation against President Jair ...



A judge of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) of Brazil ordered Friday, December 3, the opening of another investigation against President Jair Bolsonaro for disseminating false information in a video linking the anti-Covid vaccine to the disease AIDS.

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The decision of Judge Alexandre de Moraes, a member of the highest instance of the Brazilian judiciary, responds to a request by the Senate committee which in October accused the head of state of having committed serious crimes during the pandemic, s 'adding to five other investigations opened against Jair Bolsonaro, so far without result.

The subject of this new investigation: a video in which the far-right president quotes supposedly official reports from the British government which

"suggest"

that people fully vaccinated against the coronavirus are developing AIDS disease

"much faster than expected"

.

This information has been denied by the British government to AFP's fact-checking service and by the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, among other medical organizations.

The video was taken from Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

The video platform has also decided to suspend Jair Bolsonaro's channel for a week.

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In August, the STF decided to open an investigation against Jair Bolsonaro for the offenses of

"slander"

and

"incitement to crime"

in a case related to the questioning of the Brazilian electronic voting system.

The president is also subject to other investigations aimed at determining whether he interfered, in cases concerning members of his family, with the federal police or for having disseminated on social networks a police report - under seal. - concerning an alleged attack on the electoral system.

With less than a year before the presidential election, the popularity rating of the 66-year-old leader has never been so low.

Source: lefigaro

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