© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Digital voting machine is seen throughout the digital signature and sealing operation of the electoral methods that can be used within the Brazilian presidential election in Brasilia, Brazil August 29, 2022. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photograph
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Twitter proprietor Elon Musk stated on Saturday he thought it was “attainable” that personnel on the social media agency gave choice to left-wing candidates throughout Brazil’s election this 12 months, with out offering proof.
Musk accomplished his acquisition of Twitter on Oct. 27, simply days earlier than Brazil’s presidential second spherical runoff vote, when far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro was defeated by leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
“I’ve seen a variety of regarding tweets in regards to the current Brazil election,” Musk wrote on Twitter when requested by a person about elections presumably “dealt with” by the corporate’s earlier administration.
“If these tweets are correct, it is attainable that Twitter personnel gave choice to left wing candidates,” added the billionaire.
Bolsonaro earlier this 12 months hosted Musk at a gathering within the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, when he known as the U.S. billionaire’s takeover of Twitter a “breath of hope” and dubbed him a “legend of liberty”.
Each Lula and Bolsonaro extensively used Twitter throughout their campaigns. Some Bolsonaro allies – together with the most-voted candidate for the decrease home of Congress, Nikolas Ferreira – had their accounts suspended by court docket orders after the second spherical for questioning the election outcomes.