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Lula or Bolsonaro: who do the athletes of Atltico, Cruzeiro and America observe?

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Patric, Rafael Cabral and Hulk observe the presidential candidates on Instagram

Amrica, Atltico and Cruzeiro do not stop gamers from taking a political stance, however warn of the danger of making statements on subjects deemed “controversial”. In the midst of such a polarized election, only some membership athletes in Minas Gerais publicly announce their vote. But what about this dynamic in additional “silent” campaigns on social networks?

O tremendous sportsman collected information on the profiles of 95 gamers from skilled tria mineira groups and discovered that are the most adopted candidates for the president of the republic in Instagram (see title by title in the desk beneath). The search happened between September 16 and 19, 2022.


The parameter used on this report was the “observe” motion. It’s extra of a “silent” collaboration, as I’ve to do a person search on every profile to determine who follows whom on Instagram.

Ten presidential candidates have been thought-about: Lula (PT), Jair Bolsonaro (PL), Ciro Gomes (PDT), Simone Tebet (MDB), Soraya Thronicke (Unio Brasil), Felipe d’Avila (Novo), Vera (PSTU), Sofia Manzano (PCB), Lo Pricles (UP) and Constituent Eymael (DC).

Oče Kelmon (PTB), whose candidacy was just lately permitted by the Higher Electoral Court (TSE), was not taken under consideration, as he was not but a candidate at the starting of the information assortment interval.

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Of the 95 gamers analyzed, 72 do not observe any presidential candidate. The quantity corresponds to 75.78% of the whole quantity.

Then the re-elected candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PL) seems. The president is adopted by 17 gamers (17.89%).

There are nonetheless six athletes who both do not have recognized profiles on the social community (4) or have non-public accounts (two) – 6.31% of the whole. Other candidates are usually not monitored.

The added proportion is greater than 100% as a result of it’s doable for a participant to observe multiple presidential candidate – which is what occurred.

Who is following who?

The most uncommon instance of the 95 analyzed is that of the Hulks. Atltico’s idol, who as soon as posed with former president Dilma Rousseff (PT), follows Lula in addition to Jair Bolsonaro. the solely athlete on the follower checklist of multiple presidential candidate.
Bolsonaro was adopted by 5 gamers from Atletico (Ademir, Mariano, Nathan Silva, Sasha and Paraguayan Junior Alonso), 5 from Cruzeiro (Gabriel Mesquita, Neto Moura, Rafael Cabral, Wagner Leonardo and Waguininho) and six from America (Felipe Azevedo). ), Flvio, Henrique Almeida, Iago Maidana, Patric and Ricardo Silva).

The accounts of Al, Joo Paul, Marlon and Cceres weren’t recognized; Robson and Wellington Paulista have non-public profiles. Other athletes do not observe the presidential one.


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