The mayor, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), sympathized with youtuber Felipe Neto and said he will speed up the process of the project to combat fake news. In a post on Twitter, today (1), Maia invited the influencer to debate the theme at a meeting next week.
About 20 minutes after Maia’s post, Neto accepted the invitation. “Invitation accepted, Rodrigo. Let’s talk! Thank you very much for your support”, he wrote.
Since making a video for The New York Times with criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party), the influencer has become the target of virtual attacks by bolsonaristas. In the post of the American newspaper, Felipe Neto classified Bolsonaro as “the worst president in the world”.
Invitation accepted, Rodrigo. Let’s talk! Thank you very much for your support. https://t.co/XIAs1PCjHV
– Felipe Neto 🇧🇷🏴 (@felipeneto) August 1, 2020
This week, threats have intensified and demonstrators with a sound car have acted in front of the condominium that lives in Rio de Janeiro. The influencer commented on an attack on interview to the National Journal on Thursday (30).
“Coming after me, inside my house, is a level of persecution that I didn’t imagine would happen. You know that soap opera villain, you say like this: it doesn’t exist in real life? But it does. It is there, it happens. And I am now seeing in practice how far people are able to go, “he declared.
The proposal to combat fake news, which was approved in the Senate, he is criticized by different seats in the Chamber. The text must undergo changes and return to the Senate. If approved in both houses, the bill will go to the sanction of President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) who can approve it, veto it in full or in parts.look here the text approved in the Senate.
Contrary to the project, government leaders try to postpone the vote on the grounds that the agenda can silence the right to free expression. Part of the bolsonarista base is in the crosshairs of the investigation that investigates fake news and runs under the STF (Supreme Federal Court).
.@felipeneto, cowardice is the virtue of the weak. These attacks only reinforce the character of those who are unable to win a debate with arguments and with respect. For all that you have endured these days, we will accelerate the project to combat fake news.
– Rodrigo Maia (@RodrigoMaia) August 1, 2020
Felipe Neto is one of the main influencers in the country and has great insertion in social networks. Among parliamentarians there is a perception that the discomfort caused to the president’s allies is due precisely to the extent that he has, as great as that of the president’s allies.
In the video for The New York Times, he compared the Brazilian and American presidents. He stated that Bolsonaro’s performance in the pandemic of coronavirus “does Donald Trump look like Patch Adams“- referring to the American doctor known for his humanitarian treatments.