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British Government Runs Secret Anti-Russian Smear Campaigns

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nagokod    107

British Government Runs Secret Anti-Russian Smear Campaigns

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In 2015 the government of Britain launched a secret operation to insert anti-Russia propaganda into the western media stream.

 

We have already seen many consequences of this and similar programs which are designed to smear anyone who does not follow the anti-Russian government lines. The 'Russian collusion' smear campaign against Donald Trump based on the Steele dossier was also a largely British operation but seems to be part of a different project.

 

The 'Integrity Initiative' builds 'cluster' or contact groups of trusted journalists, military personal, academics and lobbyists within foreign countries. These people get alerts via social media to take action when the British center perceives a need.

Source: https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/11/british-government-behind-secret-anti-russian-disinformation-campaign.html

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DocM    15,655

 

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In 2015 the government of Britain launched a secret operation to insert anti-Russia propaganda into the western media stream.

 

This propoganda back 'n forth has been going on since Putin's first term, and got worse in 2014 when  Russia was involved in shooting down an airliner, annexed Crimea,  and began the misinformation campaign which begat their 2016 election interference. Not to mention interference in Brexit, submarine and air territorial intrusions in Europe, etc.

 

So now it's a shocker because Russia's targets and their allies are doing some payback? 

 

Puh-lease....

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nagokod    107
21 hours ago, DocM said:

 

 

This propoganda back 'n forth has been going on since Putin's first term, and got worse in 2014 when  Russia was involved in shooting down an airliner, annexed Crimea,  and began the misinformation campaign which begat their 2016 election interference. Not to mention interference in Brexit, submarine and air territorial intrusions in Europe, etc.

 

So now it's a shocker because Russia's targets and their allies are doing some payback? 

 

Puh-lease....

I live in a western country and anti-russia and anti-china propaganda is all I see on the mainstream news. Just trying to balance it a bit.

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DocM    15,655
34 minutes ago, nagokod said:

I live in a western country and anti-russia and anti-china propaganda is all I see on the mainstream news. Just trying to balance it a bit.

 

Truth isn't propoganda. 

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nagokod    107
3 minutes ago, DocM said:

 

Truth isn't propoganda. 

But it's often based entirely on unverifiable allegations from anonymous sources.

 

Manafort-Assange propaganda for example.

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nagokod    107
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It’s been over a month since hackers began exposing the Scotland-based 'Integrity Initiative' as a UK government-funded propaganda outfit — and gradually new details of the organization's clandestine activities have come to light.

 

The documents were leaked by a group which claims to be associated with the Anonymous hackers. The first batch of leaks revealed the Integrity Initiative (II) was stealthily operating “clusters” of influencers across Europe working to ensure pro-UK narratives dominate the media. The second batch showed that the organization was also running disinformation campaigns domestically — specifically a smear campaign against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn; all done under the guise of combatting “Russian propaganda.”

 

Now, a third batch of leaks has exposed that the project allegedly operated much like a modern-day version of Operation Mockingbird — a secretive 1950s project whereby the CIA worked hand-in-glove with willing journalists in major media outlets to ensure certain narratives were adhered to. Only this time, it’s a UK-funded organization with deep links to the intelligence services and military passing itself off as a non-partisan “charity.”

Source: https://www.rt.com/news/446809-integrity-initiative-third-leak-uk/

 

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nagokod    107
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It is worth starting by noting that a high percentage of the Integrity Initiative archive has been authenticated. The scheme has been admitted by the FCO and defended as legitimate government activity. Individual items like the minutes of the meeting with David Leask are authenticated. Not one of the documents has so far been disproven, or even denied.

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So what do we have here? We have a programme, the Integrity Initiative, whose entire purpose is to pump out covert disinformation against Russia, through social media and news stories secretly paid for by the British government. And we have the Skripals’ MI6 handler, the BBC, Porton Down, the FCO, the MOD and the US Embassy, working together in a group under the auspices of the Integrity Initiative. The Skripal Case happened to occur shortly after a massive increase in the Integrity Initiative’s budget and activity, which itself was a small part of a British Government decision to ramp up a major information war against Russia.

Souce: https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/12/british-government-covert-anti-russian-propaganda-and-the-skripal-case/

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nagokod    107
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On Thursday, Ofcom announced it had found RT in breach of UK impartiality rules in seven instances, going back to March and April this year.

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Shoebridge then did some old-fashioned detective work, and found that Ofcom might have actually received external complaints about RT – but not from members of the British public, but a government sock-puppet, the “Institute for Statecraft.”

Source: https://www.rt.com/news/447183-integrity-initiative-ofcom-rt/

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nagokod    107
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Despite being ignored by Western media, leaks from Integrity Initiative have paralyzed the operations of this UK-funded covert influence network, and could lead to its dismantling, says a leading British academic.

 

“This has made a mess of [Integrity Initiative’s] operations, they are spending most of their time now trying to fire-fight on the coverage this is getting. And they are not doing essentially what they are being paid to do, which is to counter the Russians,” David Miller, Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Bristol School for Policy Studies, told RT.

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“Most of the people named are trying to pretend that this is not all of great significance, but the revelation of the involvement of the government in manipulating other countries, and the political process in the UK, is extremely damaging for them,” he said, via video link.

Source: https://www.rt.com/news/448325-integrity-initiative-shut-down-leaks/

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nagokod    107

 

 

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Covert British Military-Smear Machine Moving into US

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Until now, this Integrity Initiative domestic spy scandal has been ignored in the American media, perhaps because it has mostly involved British names. But it is clear that the influence operation has already been activated in the U.S.. Hacked documents reveal that the Integrity Initiative is cultivating powerful allies inside the State Department, top D.C. think tanks, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, where it has gained access to Katharine Gorka and her husband, the fascist-linked cable news pundit Sebastian Gorka. 

Source: https://consortiumnews.com/2019/01/10/covert-british-military-smear-machine-moving-into-us/

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Human.Online    7,800

More from you? Posting stories that contain a shard of truth that already knows and accepts , but with a lovely conspiratory hyperbole to blow it out of all proportion.

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An activist of the controversial investigative site Bellingcat has tried to make Twitter ban a Canadian blogger, who highlighted his links to a UK-backed covert influence network.

 

A recent Twitter post by a Canadian blogger, Stephen McIntyre, apparently did not sit well with Dan Kaszeta, an active contributor to the self-styled “citizen journalism” investigative website Bellingcat. The Canadian apparently drew the ire of the activist by highlighting some of his connections to the Integrity Initiative (II), a clandestine propaganda outlet funded by the UK government.

Source: https://www.rt.com/news/448743-bellingcat-blogger-integraty-initiative-twitter/

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margrave    1,242

Just means you can't trust any news anymore. It's proof.

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Peresvet    10
On 1/14/2019 at 2:47 PM, margrave said:

Just means you can't trust any news anymore. It's proof.

"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uniformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed." - often misattributed to Mark Twain.

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Peresvet    10

"1919-2019: UK still involved in anti-Russian campaign after 100 years

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/450227-soviet-uk-russia-propaganda-wwi/

 

The Western powers have Russia in their sights. Propaganda is at fever pitch. Sounds familiar? No, I’m not talking about 2019, but 1919, when Churchill was supporting military intervention against the Russian government.

 

One hundred years ago, World War I may have ended but the world was hardly at peace.

 

Then, as now, Russia was a target. Bolshevik rule, only established in late 1917, was threatened by a Western-backed foreign intervention to help the anti-Bolshevik White Army regain power.

 

Today, the biggest hawk on the scene in Britain is Gavin Williamson, the defense secretary. In 1919, it was one Winston Churchill, secretary of state for war. At least the titles they gave government ministers were more honest in those days.

 

In March 1919, Churchill went over to Paris, where the Versailles Peace Conference was taking place, to push for more war.

 

The great cigar-smoker denounced "the baboonery of Bolshevism" and, as historian AJP Taylor records, persuaded the Supreme Council to "try intervention on a large scale."

 

 

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