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Fact Check: America Inspired the Insurrection in Brazil

Posted on AllSides January 16th, 2023
From The Right

Claim: Several U.S. media outlets have suggested the recent insurrection in Brazil was inspired by the events of January 6, 2021.

Who said it:

Politico, CNN, and the New York Times. CNN anchor Jim Sciutto, who is back on the air after a mysterious leave of absence to address a "personal situation," wondered if "election denialism" had become a "new U.S. export." This was "not a wild question to ask," wrote CNN reporter Oliver Darcy in an article headlined, "Déjà coup: How election lies sparked the violent attack on Brazil’s government."

Note: As catchy as it sounds,...

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