Argentine government says former officials spied on journalists

  • Source: AP
  • June 8, 2020

"Argentina's intelligence agency says the administration of previous President Mauricio Macri spied on more than 400 journalists, and officials have released a document they say is evidence of the claim. An Excel spreadsheet presented to courts on Friday and made public Sunday by the president's office listed 402 journalists who apparently had applied for accreditation to cover summits of the World Trade Organization or Group of 20 that were being scheduled in 2018 by the Macri administration. The spreadsheet contained brief references to the policial or social stances of some of the journalists, many gleaned from social media posts, though most had no comment at all, or merely noted that the person worked for a small news outlet."

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