Spanish police to watch the Internet for fake news ahead of the election

Spain has put together a team of 100 police officers to trawl the internet looking for fake news ahead of Spain’s upcoming national election.

Officials plan to monitor social media networks including Facebook and Twitter in order to protect the vote.

Meanwhile, social media giants have promised to do more to remove misleading postings and make it easier for voters to identify political campaign ads on their networks.

Current Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called a snap election for April 28th last month after his socialist minority government failed to pass his 2019 budget.

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