Friday , June 18 2021

Social media are turbocharging the export of America’s political culture – The Economist

ARTHUR DO VAL just wanted to be somebody. A sitting lawmaker in São Paulo’s regional assembly—with, as he boasts in his Twitter bio, the second-largest number of votes of any candidate—Mr do Val rose to fame by heckling lefties at marches. He learned this tactic, he explains, from the documentaries of Michael Moore, an American political film-maker.Listen to this storyYour browser does not support the <audio> element.Enjoy more audio and podcasts on iOS or Android....

 

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