21st Century Wire's Podcast

We talk with special guest Renan Santos, co-founder of the mercurial Free Brazil Movement (MBL), South America’s largest Libertarian-Conservative-Rightwing coalition political movement, to discuss his political organization’s battle with Facebook over the social media monopoly’s practice of ‘shadow banning‘ and also their recent shutdown of hundreds of personal pages and profiles in an unprecedented “pre-election purge” in Brazil – but also Facebook’s shady involvement in Brazil’s democratic and legal processes – an eery parallel to the recent dystopic Hollywood film "The Circle." We discover that this is not strictly a partisan issue – it’s a global one affecting all colors of the spectrum – Left, Right and Centerist organizations depending on which country.

Free Brazil Movement aka Movimento Brasil Livre (MBL): http://www.mbl.org.br/

'Shadow banning': https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/social-media-bias/

Is Facebook ‘Meddling’ in Brazil’s Upcoming Elections?: https://21stcenturywire.com/2018/07/29/report-is-facebook-meddling-in-brazils-upcoming-elections/

"The Circle": https://youtu.be/IwoadnWKs40

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Direct download: sw243-renan-santos-fb-censorship.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT