SAN FRANCISCO, JANUARY 9: Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Monday said that he hopes Brazilians will be able to solve matters amicably, as supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the country’s Supreme Court, Congress and the presidential palace in protest against Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva taking over Musk tweeted: “I hope peacefully.”
The presidential election, whose results were announced on October 31, 2022, were marred by outrageous online disinformation spread by allies of both candidates.
Reports had surfaced in November last year that Musk personally moderated posts related to the Brazilian the reports said. Musk met Bolsonaro during a trip to Brazil in May last year.
According to the New York Post, the right-wing president had called Musk’s Twitter takeover bid a “breath of hope”. “It’s the start of a relationship which I’m sure will soon end in marriage,” Bolsonaro said about his meeting with Musk.