Ministers pass new security strategy to tackle ‘fake news’

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Minister for public works and transport, Inigo de la Serna (left) and the government's spokesman and minister of education, cutlure and sports, Iñigo Méndez de Vigo, suring Friday's press conference. Photo: EFE

MINISTERS have passed Spain’s new National Security Strategy document which states that the use of cyberspace to, “commit illegal activities, misinformation acts and propaganda” undermines national security and jeopardises the privacy of members of the public.

It is also the government’s first confirmation that “misinformation campaigns” have been detected in last year’s US elections, the Brexit campaign and the Catalan crisis.

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