The fake news that tried to link Globo to the rape committed by Daniel Alves

The fake news that tried to link Globo to the rape committed by Daniel Alves
The fake news that tried to link Globo to the rape committed by Daniel Alves
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Fake news shook social media last weekend: that Grupo Globo had paid off the bail of more than 5 million reais so that the former player Daniel Alves could leave prison in Spain, where he was serving time for the rape of a young woman in a Barcelona nightclub. The payment would have been made in exchange for an exclusive interview with the former athlete for the magazine Who. Profiles, especially those linked to the political right, made the subject become one of the trending topics (most talked about topics) on X (formerly Twitter).

On Sunday the 31st, the Group Globe spoke out about the false information. The statement was published on the newspaper’s news portal The globe after the rumor started circulating on social media. In the note published by Grupo Globo, the Who classifies the accusation as “fake news” and clarifies that “it does not correspond to the truth and we do not pay for any report produced, given its journalistic nature”, adding that the journalist did not seek representatives of the media group to confirm the veracity of the information — read the in full below.

The fallacious complaint went viral after statements by journalist Marisa Martín Blázquez, from the Spanish television channel Telecinco. On Sunday, during the “Fiesta” program, she stated that “it seems that the magazine, very well known in Brazil, Quem magazine, belonging to Grupo Globo, in exchange for a report being carried out at Daniel Alves’ house, would have advance this one million in bail.”

The crime

Daniel Alves, former full-back for the Brazilian national team, was sentenced by Spanish courts to four years and six months in prison for the rape of a 23-year-old girl, in 2022, in a nightclub in Barcelona. The player was arrested last year, but was released on parole last Monday, the 25th, after paying bail of 1 million euros, the equivalent of around 5.5 million reais.

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Read the full statement from Grupo Globo below:

“It is circulating on the networks that the Spanish broadcaster Telecinco published, this Sunday, false information that the magazine Quem paid Daniel Alves’ bail in exchange for obtaining an exclusive interview with the former player, convicted of rape and who was granted provisional release. granted by the country’s courts. The claim, however, IS FAKE .

In the program ‘Fiesta’, Marisa Martín Blázquez states that ‘it appears that the magazine, well known in Brazil, Quem magazine, belonging to Grupo Globo, in exchange for a report being carried out at Daniel Alves’ house, would have advanced this one million bail’.

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Regarding the statements, also published on the Telecinco website and shared on social media, Quem magazine explains:

‘Regarding the fake news that is being shared that Quem would have paid for the bail of the player Daniel Alves, we would like to clarify that it does not correspond to the truth and we do not pay for any report produced, given its journalistic nature.

We were also never contacted by Marisa Martín Blázquez, from the Spanish TV program ‘Fiesta’, to confirm the veracity of the information. We continue to believe that good journalism will never have room for paid reporting.’”

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: fake news link Globo rape committed Daniel Alves

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