Brazil president candidate Haddad accuses rival of spreading false news

Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil's leftist Workers' Party (PT), attends a meeting with evangelical pastors in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian presidential hopeful Fernando Haddad of the leftist Workers Party accused his right-wing rival Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday of creating a criminal group along with businessmen to spread false election-related messages on WhatsApp. The spread of false information on social media has become widespread in the lead-up to Brazil’s Oct. […]

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