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French Prosecutors Open Probe Into Alleged Media Spying


Pegasus Scandal: French Prosecutors Open Probe Into Alleged Media Spying

The charges are that Moroccan intelligence used Pegasus to spy on French journalists (Representational)

Paris:

Prosecutors in Paris said Tuesday they had opened a probe into allegations that Moroccan intelligence services used the Israeli malware Pegasus to spy on several French journalists.

The investigation will examine 10 different charges, including whether there was a breach of personal privacy, fraudulent access to personal electronic devices, and criminal association.

Investigative website Mediapart filed a legal complaint on Monday, and investigative newspaper Le Canard Enchaine is set to follow suit, over the spying claims, which Morocco has denied. 

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