29 Aug

Bolsonaro’s interview at the JN newscast prompts 1.4m tweets

The interview mobilized up to 14.4 thousand tweets per minute at its peak; a clash with a journalist regarding wage differences between men and women prompted a polarized debate on gender issues

Updated 20 de September, 2018 at 11:19 am

The debate about Jair Bolsonaro mobilized 1,368,500 publications on Twitter between 7 pm on Tuesday (28) and 7 am on Wednesday (29), propelled by the interviews carried out by Jornal Nacional and by Globonews with the presidential candidate. A peak of 144,500 mentions (14.4 thousand per minute) was registered between 9 pm and 9:10 pm. The total volume was higher than that registered during the debate at Band on August 9, when discussions about Bolsonaro reached 817.6 thousand mentions, also in 12 hours of analysis, with a peak of 4.9 thousand tweets per minute. In turn, the repercussion of the previous question-and-answer session hosted by Globonews with the candidate on August 3 generated a peak of 3.5 thousand mentions per minute on the 4th.

Evolution of mentions about Jair Bolsonaro on Twitter

Source: Twitter | Elaborated by: FGV DAPP

General volume of mentions about Jair Bolsonaro on Twitter
7pm Aug, 28 – 7am Aug, 29

Source: Twitter | Elaborated by: FGV DAPP

With yesterday’s interviews, we also observed an increase in the engagement on posts from Jair Bolsonaro’s official Facebook page. On Monday (27), there were 112,002 likes, reactions, comments and shares, while on Tuesday (28), there were 1,077,913 interactions – the highest daily engagement on the candidate’s page at least since January 1st, 2017, and the first day with a volume of interactions over one million.

Evolution of Jair Bolsonaro’s engagement on Facebook
Aug, 01 – Aug, 28

Source: Facebook | Elaborated by: FGV DAPP