Twitter proprietor Elon Musk stated on Saturday stated he thought it was “potential” that personnel on the social media agency gave desire to left-wing candidates throughout Brazil’s election this yr, with out offering proof.
Mr. Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter on October 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 number of regarding tweets concerning the current Brazil election,” Mr. Musk wrote on Twitter when requested by a consumer about elections presumably “dealt with” by the corporate’s earlier administration.
“If these tweets are correct, it is potential that Twitter personnel gave desire to left wing candidates,” added the billionaire.
Bolsonaro earlier this yr hosted Mr. Musk at a gathering within the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, when he referred to as the U.S. billionaire’s takeover of Twitter a “breath of hope” and dubbed him a “legend of liberty”.
Each Ms. Lula and Mr. 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.