Monday, September 17, 2018

Visualizing the Brazilian elections

The Brazilian presidential election will take place on October 7th, and we have just launched a project that visualizes the search interest for the candidates. This is part of my ongoing collaboration with the Google News Initiative (read more about it here and see all previous projects,) and it was developed by Carol Cavaleiro, Thais Viana, and Tainá Simões. Jair Bolsonaro, an authoritarian, misogynistic, and anti-LGBTQ candidate who leads in the polls —but who likely won't win on the first round— is the most searched-for candidate:

Other graphics in this project display related terms and themes in searches. Enjoy.