In August, 2017, the Chamber of Deputies in Brazil rejected the possibility of having President Michel Temer being prosecuted by the Federal Court of Justice for corruption. A total of 263 deputies voted ‘yes’, against the investigation and in Temer’s favor, while 227 deputies voted for the legal process to continue on its track. It was the first time the Chamber of Deputies had a session like this and the House was full. After the decision, The Federal Court of Justice was prohibited to analyse the complaint against Temer, presented by the Attorney General, Rodrigo Janot. In partnership with Contas Abertas, an NGO focused on following national budget, Agência Lupa published how much money the Federal Government had promised to forward to each congressman (as support budget to be used in their cities and states) during the previous two months. During voting session, which was five hours long, Lupa made a live coverage on Twitter. While each deputy was voting, Lupa was publishing a tweet informing the amount of money Temer’s government had promised to send him, in order to support his/her local projects, through parliamentary amendments. By that time, the press considered that maybe Temer had managed to convince deputies to vote in his favor by moving budget around their interests – but couldn’t figure out how much money. Lupa’s live coverage had 513 tweets and was a huge success; in one day we have gained many new followers, and also as repercussion many retweets and comments on social media.
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@folha: 2,9 mi followers.
@mariaritaoficial: 1,2 mi followers
@bmazzeo: 2,2 mi followers
@RodrigoMattos: 22 mil followers
Influencers who have retweeted our content:
@DanielaMercury: 848 k followers
@MauroCezarESPN: 550 k followers
@depChicoAlencar: 118 k followers.
Although, the majority of mentions were concentrated on Twitter, some pages on Facebook were also referring to our tweets: Caneta Desmanipuladora (249k likes) was referring to “tuitaço” with expressive engagement: over 600 shares. Other pages have published Lupa’s content on parliamentary amendments, among the most importants:
Folha de S.Paulo: 5,9k fans.
Portal A Crítica/AM: 407k fans.
Agência Pública:170k fans.
Revista Piauí: 413k fans.
CatracaLivre: 8,7k fans.