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Spanish Government Blames Russian "Dezinformatsiya" Campaign For Catalan Uprising

Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by Goldhedge, Nov 12, 2017.



  1. Goldhedge

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    Spanish Government Blames Russian "Dezinformatsiya" Campaign For Catalan Uprising

    No, not The Onion...

    In what is perhaps the least surprising tactic from the Spanish establishment, a government-backed research institute in Madrid has stated that Spain’s struggle to quash separatism in its Catalonia region was disrupted by Russian hackers agitating for a break-up, in a hallmark propaganda effort to fracture Europe.

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    As Bloomberg reports, the unidentified Russians spread both true and false messages on Facebook and Twitter during the illegal separatist referendum on Oct. 1, according to Mira Milosevich, a senior analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute.

    The “dezinformatsiya” campaign deployed trolls, bots and fake accounts, and was backed by intense coverage from Russia’s state-supported television, she said.

    “Russia has a nationalist agenda, and it supports nationalist, populist movements in Europe because that serves to divide Europe,” Milosevich said Wednesday in an interview.

    The researcher had just published an article building on a Sept. 25 El Pais newspaper report that linked fake news on Catalonia with allegations of Russian influence in the Brexit campaign.

    Elcano is part-funded by the Spanish government and its board’s honorary chairman is King Felipe VI.​

    Milosevich further claims that the most significant comments spread on Twitter and Facebook came from WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange and government-secrets leaker Edward Snowden,Milosevich said, particularly that the “banana republic” of Spain used violence to suffocate a democratic vote.

    For his Twitter profile photo, Assange is using a shot of Spanish riot police, clad in black protective gear, with one of them swinging his baton.

    “What is happening in Catalonia in the most significant Western conflict between people and state since the fall of the Berlin Wall -- but its methods are 2017, from VPNs, proxies, mirrors and encrypted chat to internet surveillance and censorship, bot propaganda and body armor,” Assange tweeted the day before the Oct. 1 separatist vote.​

    And os there it is - the Catalans - who have been fighting for independence for centuries, were tricked by Russian trolls (thanks to enemies of the state Snowden and Assange) into voting for secession... we have no words.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-...ian-dezinformatsiya-campaign-catalan-uprising
     
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    DANG! these Russian hackers are everywhere at once! If these guys are really so effective, one would think that rather than vilifying them at every turn, these national gumbymints would be trying to flip them...à la project paperclip post WWII. I mean face it, the US knew crap about rocketry at that point and the Germans were the best. It seems the same is true of Russian hackers now...surely they're the best the world has to offer...if all these reports are to be believed...

    Surely the loss of such talented haxxors would be a blow to Russia and a huge pickup for the people's republic of...er I mean Spain.
     
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    Hmmm, I wonder who's playing Russian...
     

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