AP Interview: Spain's 'Xnet' cyber corruption fighters expose massive graft, want to go global

December 12, 2014 10:15 AM

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AP Interview: Spain's 'Xnet' cyber corruption fighters expose massive graft, want to go global

In this image taken on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, Pau Lopez. 35, right, prepares a coffee with his teammates in the office in Barcelona, Spain. The XNet platform was inspired by Wikileaks, which puts secret information online. But it has gone further, by working on three fronts: activism, politics and through the courts. More than 200 volunteers are involved. Setting up an online drop box for citizens’ complaints has paid off, exposing some of Spain’s biggest corruption scandals. At a time when numerous official investigations are under way into corruption cases affecting Spain's main political parties and members of the monarchy, with murky relationships between leading public figures and businessmen coming to light, many government workers have turned to this platform as a safe way of exposing irregularities based on official documents. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) (The Associated Press)

In this image taken on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, Maddish Falzoni, 45, from Italy, works with her computer in Barcelona, Spain. The XNet platform was inspired by Wikileaks, which puts secret information online. But it has gone further, by working on three fronts: activism, politics and through the cou...

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