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Integrity Initiative

Integrity Initiative

A photo Institute for Statecraft HQ in Fife (credit Sunday Mail)

A photo Institute for Statecraft HQ in Fife (credit Sunday Mail)

YouTube - Inside the Integrity Initiative, the UK gov's information war on the public w/ David Miller (E32)

YouTube - Inside the Integrity Initiative, the UK gov's information war on the public w/ David Miller (E32)

The Integrity Initiative is a British organization that is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) which criticizes Russia and spreads negative views about Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. [0] [4]The organization is run by the Institute for Statecraft, a charity and think tank based in a Victorian Mill in Fife. [4]

FCO funding for the Integrity Initiative was revealed in documents leaked by the hacker collective Anonymous. [2] The Integrity Initiative issued a statement blaming the leak on Russians. [0]

The Integrity Initiative's activities have included "Operation Moncloa", where their "Spanish Cluster" blocked the appointment of socialist Pedro Banos to the position of Director of National Security in Spain. [1]The Initiative has also supported far-right, Ukrainian politicians who oppose Vladimir Putin. [4]

Emily Thornberry raised an urgent question about the Integrity Initiative to Alan Duncan. His response has been described by the Scottish Daily Mail as "embarassing", raising more questions than it answered. [5]Duncan confirmed funding of £1,961,000 in the 2018-19 financial year and £296,500 the year before. [4]

In a third batch of leaks from Anonymous, it was revealed that a French company called Lexfo offered the Integrity Initiative a proposal to spread untraceable propaganda via several hundred news sites, in multiple languages, including monitoring and editing Wikipedia pages. [6]

References

[1]
Citation Linktheguardian.comDamien Gayle, Foreign Office denies state funds went to Twitter account criticising Labour, The Guardian, 13 December 2018.
Dec 17, 2018, 7:22 PM
[2]
Citation Linksputniknews.comKit Klarenberg, Integrity Initiative: Foreign Office Funded, Staffed by Spies, Housed by MI5?, 13.12.2018
Dec 17, 2018, 7:27 PM
[3]
Citation Linkcyberguerrilla.orgcyberguerilla.org - Integrity Initiative leaked documents, November 5, 2018
Dec 17, 2018, 7:29 PM
[4]
Citation Linkintegrityinitiative.netOfficial Website - About
Dec 17, 2018, 7:39 PM
[5]
Citation Linkdailyrecord.co.ukFerguson, John., Secret Scottish-based office led infowars attack on Labour and Jeremy Corbyn, 9 December 2018
Dec 17, 2018, 7:43 PM
[6]
Citation Linkdailyrecord.co.ukMinister's flimsy defence of infowars attack on Jeremy Corbyn as embarrassing as Tory leadership farce, Daily Record and Sunday Mail, 16 DEC 2018
Dec 17, 2018, 8:05 PM
[7]
Citation Linkrt.comDo it CIA style: What you need to know about latest leak on UK-funded psyop, RT, 18 December 2018.
Dec 19, 2018, 10:20 PM
[8]
Citation Linkpslczsusqkpjf7rp.public.blob.vercel-storage.comA photo Institute for Statecraft HQ in Fife (credit Sunday Mail)
Dec 17, 2018, 8:15 PM
[9]
Citation Linkwww.youtube.comYouTube - Inside the Integrity Initiative, the UK gov's information war on the public w/ David Miller (E32)
Jan 7, 2019, 6:29 PM