"We are working to minimize the climate contrary to the management of the crisis by the Government," said the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Institute, José Manuel Santiago, this Sunday in Moncloa. Some words that different ministers have quickly qualified, implying that Santiago had wanted to say that they work for fight hoaxes and misinformation.
The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska He has "flatly" denied that it is intended to cut criticism of the government: "That is part of freedom of expression" and, "obviously, criticism is the healthiest thing in a state of law." "Hoaxes are not critical; lies can be criminal, criticism is not," he said.
For his part, the Minister of Transport, José Luis Ábalos, He assured that "the government does not need uncritical submission, nor of course the wait. Quite the contrary, we need the help of all and all to strengthen ourselves as a country and as a society."
The alarm status does not imply the restriction of "absolutely untouchable" rights like freedom of expression, added the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, who has shown the "full commitment to the defense of freedom of expression."
This morning, at the press conference of the Technical Committee in Moncloa, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Institute pointed out, responding to how they are going to combat the spread of false news, he replied that his intention was "on the one hand, to avoid the social stress that they produce these hoaxes, and on the other, minimize the climate contrary to the crisis management by the Government"Declarations that Marlaska has attributed to a" lapse ".