Left wing – 43.26% of profiles | 40.85% of interactions
Driven by profiles of bloggers, entertainment channels and left-wing politicians, with a highlight on the profile of the then presidential candidate Lula, this group commented about (and denounced) the deaths of Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Araújo Pereira and English journalist Dom Phillips, for defending indigenous lands and the Amazon, and the death of the PT treasurer Marcelo Arruda, who was murdered by the correctional officer Jorge Garanho, a supporter of President Jair Bolsonaro. In addition, these posts associated Bolsonaro with a long list of crimes, turning him into a major motivator of illicit actions. The publications claimed that the secrecy on the president’s vaccination card and the corporate card he used, the meeting with pastors, and Genivaldo’s death by asphyxiation were “crime concealment”. The messages on the platform also accused the support group of the previous administration, particularly Carla Zambelli (PL-SP) and Jorginho Mello(PL-SC), of being involved in criminal schemes linked to the PCC, calling this alleged participation the “Amazon mafia” and the “crime bench”.
Right wing – 43.08% of profiles | 53.22% of interactions
Driven by the profile of the then candidate for re-election Jair Bolsonaro and by journalists, bloggers and conservative influencers, this group focused on praising the achievements of the police force (such as the BOPE, the State Secretariat for the Military Police, and the Federal Police) and publicizing alleged record lows in homicides, violent crime and drug apprehensions. The posts also blamed the left wing (mentioning Lula) for supporting crime and drug trafficking, for despising the law and crime victims, and for demonizing the police. The messages also lamented alleged gaps in the Brazilian Constitution, supporting stricter punishments such as life imprisonment for crimes against children. In addition, several posts spoke out against abortion and spread information about the alleged relationship between the PT and the PCC.
Third way ‒ 6.24% of profiles | 3.57% of interactions
Group mobilized by profiles of alternative media channels and by third-way politicians, such as the profile of Ciro Gomes, commenting on alleged illegal actions committed by presidential candidates Lula and Bolsonaro. Highlighting Lula’s statement during an event in Maceió, in which he stated that he had sought out Renan Calheiros and Fernando Henrique Cardoso to free the kidnappers of Abílio Diniz from prison, the posts criticized the Lula’s position and emphasized the narrative that Lula and the PT are either involved in crimes or protecting criminals. Regarding the presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro, the posts pointed out that the Brazilian president has possibly committed numerous impeachable offenses, with legal measures needed to remove him from the office of the Presidency of the Republic. However, the posts drew attention to the fact that the presence of the Speaker of the House, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), would potentially slow the progress of an impeachment request.