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Musk, Greenwald, et al. Campaign Against Brazilian Democracy / Brian Mier

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This idea that the mark of how civilized the country is is based on its free speech rights is rooted in the Cold War. It's funny that you mentioned this because one of the most popular old school respected journalists in Brazil recently wrote a column about Glenn Greenwald down here, saying Glenn Greenwald has to stop acting like he's down here to convert the natives to his free speech absolutism. I think you should judge a nation about how democratic it is by how it treats its poor people, by how it guarantees the basic human rights like food, water, education, and housing. That should be the real gauge of judging how civilized the country is, not how free Nazis are to goose step around threatening people.

Correspondent Brian Mier on the Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting article, “‘I Knew They Had Fabricated a False Narrative’: An Interview with Estela Aranha on 'Twitter Files Brazil.'” Estela Aranha is former secretary of digital rights in the Brazilian Justice Ministry. "The Moment of Truth" with Jeff Dorchen follows the interview. We also announce this week's best answer to the Question from Hell!

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Brian Mier

Brian Mier is co-editor at Brasil Wire, Brazil correspondant for TeleSur English's news program From the South, and host of Globalistas on TV 247. You can follow Brian on his Substack.


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