The guy who wrote that piece is connected to the Spanish government and describes one headline about the police riot on referendum day - “Police beat peaceful protestors” - as fake news, even though that is what happened.
I find this Russiagate stuff really reckless and distasteful tbh; everyone is slowly twigging that, like with Trump, blaming everything shit on the Russians is a get out of jail card. Brexit, Catalonia, and now bringing Venezuela into it when they’re at such a crisis point makes me think there are other agendas at work here. Look at the replies to that lady’s tweet - so much xenophobia and conspiracy theorizing and wink-wink warmongering. All this paranoia could escalate some pretty terrible situations around Europe and in America if we’re not careful.
It’s very good business for a lot of government and media people tho, so at least there’s that.