Mexican government accused of ‘spying’

Mexico is investigating allegations of online spying against prominent journalists and activists. President Enrique Pena Nieto has denied involvement, saying that spying software is only used against suspected criminals.

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    Mexico is investigating allegations of online spying against prominent journalists and activists.

    President Enrique Pena Nieto has denied involvement, saying that spying software is only used against suspected criminals. However, experts say credible safeguards are required to ensure that such software - of which the Mexican government is a major consumer - only targets criminals, rather than citizens whose only crime seems to be wanting to hold the government to account.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Mexico City.


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