Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has stated that the Bloomberg news agency had published an unverified propaganda story concerning Catalonia, claiming that Russia allegedly influenced the region’s residents during the independence referendum.

Assange was apparently referring to a report that cited an analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute saying that “unidentified Russians” had been allegedly posting both true and false messages on social networks during the referendum on October 1. These efforts were reportedly backed by Moscow-supported television, a claim that hasn’t yet been commented on by the Russian authorities.

 Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has stated that the Bloomberg news agency had published an unverified propaganda story concerning Catalonia, claiming that Russia allegedly influenced the region’s residents during the independence referendum.

Assange was apparently referring to a report that cited an analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute saying that “unidentified Russians” had been allegedly posting both true and false messages on social networks during the referendum on October 1. These efforts were reportedly backed by Moscow-supported television, a claim that hasn’t yet been commented on by the Russian authorities.

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