Spain: Rus­sians try Cat­alo­nia fake news

The Palm Beach Post - - OPINION: THE DEBATE STARTS HERE -

Spain on Mon­day warned its Euro­pean Union part­ners about a dis­in­for­ma­tion cam­paign aimed at desta­bi­liz­ing its volatile north­east re­gion of Cat­alo­nia, which Madrid claims ap­pears to be com­ing from Rus­sia. Span­ish De­fense Min­is­ter Maria Dolores de Cospedal told re­porters that “many of the ac­tions come from Rus­sian ter­ri­tory,” but that it’s not yet pos­si­ble to de­ter­mine what their ex­act source is. The Span­ish gov­ern­ment took con­trol of Cat­alo­nia’s pow­ers af­ter the Cata­lan gov­ern­ment held a banned in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum Oct. 1.

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