Bolsonaro (center) during a press conference. Photo: Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

Two polls taken ahead of an Oct. 28 presidential runoff in Brazil show far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro with leads of 16 and 18 points over leftist Fernando Haddad, who is backed by jailed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Why it matters: Many Brazilians fear a Bolsonaro victory, in part because of his history of racist, misogynist and homophobic statements. There was speculation that his support would hit a "ceiling," but according to these polls, nearly 60% of Brazilian voters are willing to cast their ballots for him.

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Exclusive: Facebook cracks down on political content disguised as local news

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Facebook is rolling out a new policy that will prevent U.S. news publishers with "direct, meaningful ties" to political groups from claiming the news exemption within its political ads authorization process, executives tell Axios.

Why it matters: Since the 2016 election, reporters and researchers have uncovered over 1,200 instances in which political groups use websites disguised as local news outlets to push their point of view to Americans.

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Nationalism and authoritarianism threaten the internet's universality

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Governments around the world, prompted by nationalism, authoritarianism and other forces, are threatening the notion of a single, universal computer network — long the defining characteristic of the internet.

The big picture: Most countries want the internet and the economic and cultural benefits that come with it. Increasingly, though, they want to add their own rules — the internet with an asterisk, if you will. The question is just how many local rules you can make before the network's universality disappears.

The Democratic fight to shape Biden's climate policy

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Left-wing climate activists don't want Joe Biden getting advice from people with credentials they don't like — and they're increasingly going public with their campaign.

Why it matters: Nobody is confusing Biden with President Trump, and his climate platform goes much further than anything contemplated in the Obama years.