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Almost two-thirds of people in Spain don’t trust social media for accurate political news

63.9% of people in Spain believe that political news and information obtained via social media networks is unreliable. 71.6% 'agree or strongly agree' that the...

Former lover of Spain’s king Juan Carlos I denies involvement in new documentary about disgraced monarch

REPRESENTATIVES for Corinna Larsen have roundly denied news stories published today in Spanish media that the businesswoman will be taking part in a documentary...

Minister in Spain laughs off accusations that government is ‘legalising bestiality’

SOCIAL RIGHTS Minister Ione Belarra has laughed off accusations that the Spanish government is ‘decriminalising bestiality’.  The leader of the leftist Podemos party said during...

Police officer becomes first person in Spain with criminal conviction for spreading ‘fake news’ on social media

A Guardia Civil officer has become the first person criminally convicted in Spain of spreading 'fake news'. He used a social media account to falsely...

Fact-check: Eight times Spain’s far-right VOX party was caught out lying in 2021

WE'RE not saying that left-wing politicians in Spain never lie, just their lies tended to be less satisfying to unpick. Lefty lies in 2021 were...

Fake news as social media hoax ruffles feathers over bogus COVID-19 night curfews in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government has warned residents about a 'bulo'(hoax) notice being posted on social media about COVID restrictions. The official-looking advert announcing a curfew has...

‘Fake news’ ignites new social media push from Costa Blanca and Valencia area health bosses in Spain

VALENCIA'S health region has opened up new social media accounts to fight 'fake news'. It wants to increase the number of people that access important...

Spain’s government extend monitoring measures to counter ‘fake’ news on the internet

SPAIN has extended a law which continues to see the government monitoring the internet in a bid to cut down on 'fake' news stories. The...

‘SCIENCE FICTION’: Defence minister attacks false Euro Weekly News article which warned of Spain lockdown beginning on September 18...

Margarita Robles said today that ‘at this time there is no talk of a new lockdown'

FAKE NEWS: Spain confirms there is NO plan for second lockdown in September after ‘false’ article impacts business

A spokesperson from Moncloa succinctly told the Olive Press last night: “This information is false.”

Firefighters in Andalucia demand apology from Telecinco over its ‘fake news’ report they received training from Spanish Army

FIREFIGHTERS from Velez Malaga have demanded an apology from channel Telecinco after the Spanish TV station wrongly announced that the men had received exclusive...

Orihuela council in Spain’s Alicante clarifies chaos and confusion – beaches are CLOSED!

ORIHUELA City Council has issued a stern communication to citizens that it’s Costa Blanca beaches remain CLOSED. This comes on the back of speculation and...

Mayor denies fake English news reports that Benidorm beaches will open tomorrow

DESPITE some sections of English-speaking media trying to tell the public otherwise, Benidorm’s beaches will NOT be open tomorrow, or any other time this...

Truth is often said to be the first victim of wars and crises. The Olive Press subscription scheme helps...

Fake news is rife during the COVID-19 crisis, as we have discovered ourselves over the last fortnight

FAKE NEWS: Spain’s government warns against deluge of online coronavirus hoaxes

THE coronavirus pandemic has led to an epidemic of a different type – a rash of online hoaxes. In Spain alone, 50 examples of fake...

Fake news, cocaine and 70s rock – the Costa del Sol really has gone coronavirus crazy, writes Giles Brown

The fact that coronavirus had finally reached Marbella was worthy of a report on my news blog

WATCH: Terrifying shootout ‘on the streets of Marbella’ goes viral… but is all what it seems? A VIDEO purporting to show a shootout on the streets of the Costa del Sol has gone viral on social media today.  The clip shows...

UK Government denies issuing ‘fresh warning’ of terror threat in Spain

The last update to the UK Government’s travel advice for Brits heading to Spain, however, was on June 3

FAKE NEWS: What is it? How does it spread? Do journalists have a role in stopping it?

Local papers, like the Olive Press, have a responsibility to disseminate true information to their readership...

Expat forced to call family in Spain and tell them ‘I’m not dead’ after football club said he was...

It is thought that the club revealed the fake news so they could get an important match with Arklow Town postponed

OPINION: Is fake news plaguing Mijas?

Accusations slamming the PP party in Mijas are baseless, writes Bill Anderson

Russia and Spain agree joint cybersecurity group against fake news

Russia and Spain want to gauge the extent of the problem of fake news and analyse it to prevent it from becoming a source of friction

Spain set to become one of first countries to make laws against fake news

Introduced by the PSOE party, the new amendment bill is currently being passed through Spanish parliament

Story of Vueling passengers kicked off flight ‘for speaking Catalan’ branded ‘fake news’ by fellow passengers

THE recent story of two Vueling passengers who were kicked off the flight 'for speaking Catalan' has been branded as 'fake news' by fellow...

Fake news: How a lost suitcase changed photojournalism

Although the terms are contemporary, the role of journalism in ‘manufacturing opinion’ has been a human activity as far back as reliable evidence suggests, writes Jack Gaioni

Spain the best at detecting fake news

SPANIARDS are among the best in the world at detecting fake news. In a seven-nation study, it was found that 58% of Spain’s citizens...





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