The study was done by Fundação Getúlio Vargas’ Directory of Public Policies Analysis (DAPP/FGV), an social media specialist
Two sons of president Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) – federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) and city councilor Carlos Bolsonaro – are now the main right-wing digital influencers in Brazil, followed by Damares Alves, Woman, Family and Human Rights minister.
The study was done by Fundação Getúlio Vargas’ Directory of Public Policies Analysis (DAPP/FGV), an social media specialist. DAPP/FGV also measured the subjects most discussed by right-wing digital influencers, and points out that in the two first places are themes foreign to Brazil: US president Donald Trump and his country, the United States.
The metric used in the survey was the number of retweets from January 1 to March 24. The study considered “right-wing” all those who support the economy, identity, and government agendas. In other words, those who usually do not criticize (or criticize very little) Bolsonaro. This group is different from the “center-right”, which usually support the economic agenda and part of the public security agenda. The MBL (Movimento Brasil Livre), for instance, which has been increasingly criticizing the government, was classified in the “center-right” category.
Right-wing influencers rankings
Here’s the DAPP/FGV right-wing ranking, followed by the list of main themes addressed by them:
Eduardo Bolsonaro (federal deputy, PSL-SP): 130,971 tweets and retweets
Carlos Bolsonaro (city councilor, PSL-RJ): 94,649 tweets and retweets
Damares Alves (Woman, Family and Human Rights minister): 51,532 tweets and retweets
Alexandre Mega (digital influencer): 48,865 tweets and retweets
Renova Mídia (pro-Bolsonaro content web portal): 47,489 tweets and retweets
Carla Zambelli (federal deputy, PSL-SP): 45,0717 tweets and retweets
Presidente/JoelAlexandreM (online channel which reproduces pro-Bolsonaro content): 41,962 tweets and retweets
Leandro Ruschel (conservative YouTuber): 39,790 tweets and retweets
Terça Livre (pro-Bolsonaro news portal): 39,185 tweets and retweets
Alexandre Garcia (journalist): 35,973 tweets and retweets