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Brazil: monthly number of fake statements by president Bolsonaro 2019-2021

In March 2021, the president of Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro, made 159 statements containing information that was deemed by the source as fake or distorted. This is 112 percent more than the 75 incorrect statements counted two years earlier, in March 2019.

Number of fake or distorted statements made by Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil from January 2019 to March 2021, by month

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Release date

April 2021



Survey time period

January 2019 to March 2021

Special properties

Includes repeated statements

Supplementary notes

According to the source, a statement is deemed fake if it "contains information without any factual support" and if "available data refutes it objectively." A statement is considered distorted when it features "information factually correct, but applied with the intent to deceive" others.

Figures were calculated by Statista based on the source's data.

The date of release is the date of access.

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