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Did Pablo Iglesias, the leader of Spanish anti-establishment party Podemos (trans. "we can"), post this sentence on Twitter, as shown in screenshots which went viral?

Twitter screenshot

"Preguntémonos si es lógico que el esfuerzo humano de los celadores y celadoras sea menos recompensado que el de la casta médica."

(trans.) "Lets ask ourselves if it's logical that human effort of the orderlies is paid less than that of the medical cast"

In another tweet Iglesias claims that above screenshot is fake.

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    It reads like a statement to promote the Labor theory of value – ChrisW Mar 9 '15 at 18:01
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    He very well could have but if its been deleted and its just a screenshot or snippet of the tweet it could have easily have been faked. This is because its very easy to make a fake tweet that looks real by simply using your web browsers developer tools to change the text of any tweet and screenshot it. – Ian Gallant Mar 9 '15 at 18:39
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    @georgechalhoub that's also indication that it's not notable. I am putting this on hold until there's some actual evidence of notability. – Sklivvz Mar 10 '15 at 1:53
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    @Sklivvz Oh, no.Sorry about the confusion. I wasn't able to find any reference to that wannabe tweet. – Dr. belisarius Mar 10 '15 at 12:42
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    I agree: the fact that it's denied shows it's notable, and the denial itself is on-topic evidence as an answer. – ChrisW Mar 16 '15 at 22:59
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The exact version of the claim in question is:

Preguntémonos si es lógico que el esfuerzo humano de los celadores y celadoras sea menos recompensado que el de la casta médica

After reports by rmedica.se, and huffgingtonpost.se and redaccionmedica.com, it can be said to be notable now.

Many members have also posted the exact version of the claim on Pablo Iglesias's wall:

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It has also hit reddit with three posts:

Which led Pablo Iglesias to deny it, as mentioned by member vartec: enter image description here

As skeptics, we can't be 100% positive which exact version of the fake tweet was circulated (though there is only one being mentioned). But most likely the tweet is false and fabricated (or any other one with the word casta médica in it), especially that we have a denial by the politician in which he labelled the tweet with his own words: the casta médica tweet.

  • As an skeptic myself I wonder if the twitt was not indeed deleted and the false statement is Pablo Iglesias' tweet refuting it. It is obvios one of them is false, but cannot say which of the two possible things is true. Allegedly he has labelled claimed as "casta" many different professions, so I wouldnt say 100% positive A or B. – bradbury9 Apr 2 at 13:17
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The first match from that sentence seems to be from a Podemos reddit channel tittled "¿Qué pregunta para el cambio en Andalucía le harías a Teresa Rodríguez?" (trans. "What question to achieve the change in Andalusia would you make to Teresa Rodríguez?") where a commenter says on 03/10/2015 the following:

pablo iglesias hace un comentario en twitter hace 6 días. en que dice lo siguiente : (preguntémonos si es lógico que el esfuerzo humano de los celadores y celadoras sea menos recompensado que el de la casta médica) Soy un médico anestesiólogo ...

Translation

Pablo Iglesias made 6 days ago a comment on twitter in which he says the following: "Lets ask ourselves if it's logical that human effort of the orderlies is paid less than that of the medical cast". I am a anesthetist medic ...

Conclussion:

As the allegedly original source did not include link or proof, there is no way to know whether the tweet did exist and was deleted or whether that comment was fake and Pablo Iglesias is right.

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    For all we know, this user is simply quoting the screenshot which says that it was posted 6 days ago. – Avery Apr 2 at 13:38
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    The claim in the comment is that it was posted by Pablo Iglesias, there is not enough info (as stated in the answer) to know if he was quoting the screenshot or he saw the original tweet, if there was any. With no extra info the only fair assumption IMHO is answer "There is not enough evidence to give a yes/no question" – bradbury9 Apr 2 at 13:50

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