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    Do it CIA style:

    What you need to know about the latest leak on UK-funded psyop.
    Published time: 18 Dec, 2018 21:27Edited time: 19 Dec, 2018 08:50

    © Reuters / Stefan Wermuth

    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, while passing itself off as a non-partisan “charity.”

    For the rest of the story read ~ https://www.rt.com/news/446809-integ..._notifications
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    Thanks Ben for sharing ... I regard highly anything penned by RT media.

    Oh, the Clock tower looks more like this ATM ...


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    Fuck RT.

    The integrity unit (how VERY orwellian) is headed up by supposed former spooks to discredit Her Majesties Official Opposition. Funded with £2m a year. Everything else is meaningless. It is The State basically attacking the party / person who is perceived by many as the ones who will put a brake on the disgusting mess that is the Tory Filth.

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    Sadly, reflecting the status of the governing party, there is no opposition, official or otherwise. More funds wasted if true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    The integrity unit
    "Integrity Initiative overseen by the Institute for Statecraft"

    Inside the Temple of Covert Propaganda: The Integrity Initiative and the UK’s Scandalous Information War


    This “network of networks”, as one document refers to them, centers around an ironically named outfit called the Integrity Initiative. And it is all overseen by a previously unknown England-based think tank registered in Scotland, the Institute for Statecraft, which has operated under a veil of secrecy.

    The whole operation appears to be run by, and in conjunction with, members of British military intelligence.

    According to David Miller, professor of political sociology in the school of policy studies at the University of Bristol and the director of the Organization for Propaganda Studies, the Integrity Initiative “appears to be a military directed push.”

    “The most senior government people are professional propagandists and spooks,” Miller explained. “The ‘charity’ lead on this [Chris Donnelly] was also appointed as a colonel in military intelligence at the beginning of the project — a truly amazing fact that suggests this is a military intelligence cut out.”

    A minister for the UK FCO has officially confirmed that it has been funding the Integrity Network.
    But even as members of Britain’s parliament thunder with demands for official accountability, the UK and US mainstream media still strangely refuses to touch the story.
    The Integrity Initiative claims that it is “counter[ing] Russian disinformation and malign influence,” and indeed, the main players behind it appear intent on hyping the Russian threat to justify ramped up military budgets and a long-term war footing.
    An Institute for Statecraft memo emphasizes the need for “ramping up” anti-Russian messaging:



    more at the link...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    Do it CIA style:
    From that same link ^

    The entire extremely shady enterprise, as Miller explained, is an elaborate front for the British military-intelligence apparatus. Its covert coordination with friendly politicians and mainstream journalists recalls the Cold War-era intrigue known as Operation Mockingbird.



    That scandal involved the unmasking of “more than 400 American journalists who…in the past twenty-five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency,” as Carl Bernstein revealed in a 1977 Rolling Stone report.

    The exposing of the Integrity Initiative has just scratched the surface of what appears to be a much more sophisticated, insidious, and extremely online version of Operation Mockingbird. With new internal documents appearing each week through a hacker’s organization called Anonymous Europe, the revelations are yielding one of the most potentially explosive national security scandals in recent times.

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    Old and insignificant news.

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    ^yes, that's how it's usually done.

    Scroll even further down in that article linked in post #5 and US neocon connections to the Integrity Initiative are detailed. That's what I smelled when this drumbeat about Russia first began.

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    I thought it was already here...

    Covert British Military-Smear Machine Moving into US
    https://consortiumnews.com/2019/01/1...oving-into-us/

    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.

    The Integrity Initiative has spelled out plans to expand its network across the U.S., meddling in American politics and recruiting “a new generation of Russia watchers” behind the false guise of a non-partisan charity. Moreover, the group has hired one of the most notorious American “perception management” specialists, John Rendon, to train its clusters of pundits and cultivate relationships with the media.

    Back in the U.K., Member of Parliament Chris Williamson has clamored for an investigation into the Integrity Initiative’s abuse of public money.

    The Integrity Initiative story is just growing and growing. Many are rightly outraged that this Tory government could fund a political smear unit.
    Questions need to be answered. Share this video on Facebook to make that happen. https://t.co/MGepaIEfGw
    — Chris Williamson MP #GTTO (@DerbyChrisW) December 14, 2018

    In a recent editorial, Williamson drew a direct parallel between the group’s collaboration with journalists and surreptitious payments the CIA made to reporters during the Cold War.

    “These tactics resemble those deployed by the CIA in Operation Mockingbird that was launched at the height of the cold war in the early 1950s. Its aims included using the mainstream news media as a propaganda tool,” Williamson wrote.

    “They manipulated the news agenda by recruiting leading journalists to write stories with the express purpose of influencing public opinion in a particular way,” the Labour parliamentarian continued. “Now it seems the British Establishment have dusted off the CIA’s old playbook and is intent on giving it another outing on this side of the Atlantic.”

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