October 20, 2018 / 1:27 AM / in a month

Brazil court opens probe over bulk electoral messages on WhatsApp

Men pose with smartphones in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

BRASÍLIA (Reuters) - Brazilian top electoral court TSE approved on Friday opening a probe over actions to distribute bulk electoral messages against leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad over the WhatsApp messaging service, according to official documents.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by Sandra Maler

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