Brazil Pirate Party breaks 100k Facebook Followers
The Pirates of Brazil (PPBR) have laid claim to the title of most influential Pirate Party on social media. They recently surpassed 100,000 likes on Facebook.
This is far greater than PPBRs nearest friendly Pirate rivals:
Pirate Party of Sweden 81,000
Pirate Party of Germany 85,000
and for reference, the international party:
Pirate Parties International 10,000
This shows there are more ways to be influential than having Pirate in a parliament. Brazil’s laws set a large hurdle for new parties to register and participate in elections. However, PPBR is making an impact in the country as they move towards being able to take part in electoral campaigns.
Featured image: CC BY-SA PPBR
About Andrew Reitemeyer
I joined the Pirate Party of Lower Saxony in Germany in April 2012, once I found out that non citizens were welcome to join and become active members of the Party. I joined the Pirate Times soon after it was started as a proof reader and am now an editor and author. Since then I have returned to my native New Zealand and joined the Pirate Party of New Zealand. Politically I come from the libertarian left and have, up to now, not regarded any political party as having a solution for the democratic deficit that envelops the world. With the advent of the Pirate Party, which truly embraces grass roots democracy, I have found a political home. The Pirate Times is a way I can contribute to furthering the Pirate Movement around the world. Skype: frithogar