Ben Nimmo

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Person.png Ben Nimmo TwitterRdf-icon.png
Ben Nimmo.jpg
Member ofDFR Lab, EXPOSE Network, Institute for Statecraft, Integrity Initiative/Cluster/UK/Inner Core
Interests • “Russian Propaganda”
• “Fake news”
• dark web

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In office
2004 - 2011
Including EU and NATO correspondent German Press Agency)


In office
2015 - Present
EmployerInstitute for Statecraft

Ben Nimmo as of 2019 was a "Senior Fellow for Information Defense, Digital Forensic Research Lab".[1] He also has an author page at Disinfoportal.[2]


RT asked in December 2018 "Why is paid Integrity Initiative hitman Ben Nimmo still used as ‘independent’ expert by MSM?"[3]

“Ben Nimmo works for the Atlantic Council, funded inter alia by NATO. He is also on a retainer of £2,500 per month from the Integrity Initiative, in addition to payments for individual pieces of work. For his attack on Scottish Nationalists Nimmo was therefore paid by the Atlantic Council (your taxes through NATO), by the Integrity Initiative (your taxes) and by the Herald (thankfully shortly going bankrupt)... Nimmo’s role as witchfinder-general for Russian Bots appears very remunerative. His August 2016 invoice to The Institute for Statecraft, apparently the 71st invoice he had issued to various neo-con bodies that year, was for £5,000.”
Craig Murray (22 December 2018)  [4]

A 2016 "impact assessment" leaked from the II revealed that Nimmo had made at least 2 complaints to Ofcom.[5]


Ben Nimmo, introduced as a “defence analyst” in The Times, stated that Sputnik News is “an instrument of Russian state power, not an independent journalism outlet.”[6]


Event Participated in

Tackling Tools of Malign Influence1 November 20182 November 2018London
Frontline Club
Integrity Initiative conference about "Russian Propaganda"