EXPOSE Network

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"Fact checkers"
Group.png EXPOSE Network
EXPOSE Network proposal.jpg
Exposed byIntegrity Initiative/Leak/7
Membership• International Centre for Defence and Security
• National Centre for Defence and Security Awareness
• Centre for East European Policy Studies
• Latvian Elves
• NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
• Re:Baltica
• Lithuanian Elves
• Delfi
• Laisves TV
• Why Not
• Bulgaria Analytica
• Center for the Study of Democracy
• HSSF Foundation
• Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies
• European Western Balkans
• Istinomer
• Krik
• European Values
• The Prague Security Studies Institute
• Political Capital
• Center for European Policy Analysis
• Center for International Relations
• Centre for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis
• Kosciuszko Institute
• Defence 24
• Fundacja Reporterów
• Warsaw Institute
• GLOBSEC Policy Institute
• Institute for Public Affairs (Slovakia)
• IRI Beacon Project
• Memo 98
• Slovak Security Policy Institute
• Sut.am
• Coda Story
• GRASS FactCheck
• Media Development Foundation
• Euroradio
• Association of Independent Press
• Newsmaker
• Global Focus
• RISE Project
• Detektor Media
• StopFake
• Fanpage.it
• Pagella Politica
• Maldito Bulo
• Cicero Foundation
• Bellingcat
• Factmata
• Institute for Strategic Dialogue Germany
• DFRLab
• Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
• Neville Bolt
• Graham Brookie
• Ben Nimmo
• Peter Pomeransev
• Milica Pesic
• Jessikka Aro
• Amil Khan
• Louis Brooke
• Chris Donnelly
• Lyubomir Hristov
• Mary Mitchell
• Paul Birmingham
• Jeremy Lloyd
• Chris White
• Dan Williamson
• Deepti Sastry
• Aric Toler
• Christian Triebert
• Tanya Bogdanova
• Roman Shutov
• Frank Williams
• Dalia Bankausaite
• David Patrikarakos
• Ben Robinson
• James Wilson
• Alex Mackintosh
• Ziad Ramley
• Russell Peacock
• Charlotte Beckett
A proposed multi-million pound consortium to "counter disinformation". Exposed in the 7th tranche of documents in the Integrity Initiative leak. The UK government declined to fund it.

The EXPOSE Network was a planned multi-million pound alliance to counter "Russian Disinformation". The plan came to light after related documents surfaced in Integrity Initiative Leak 7.


The 3 directors were planned to be Chris Donnelly (of the Institute for Statecraft), Amil Khan (of Aktis and Chatham House) and Louis Brooke (of the Zinc Network).[1]

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The FCO application requested £9,750,000 over 3 years to run the network.[1]


In July 2019 Kit Klarenberg published an article on the II in Sputnik which included a section Exposing ‘EXPOSE’.[2]


Security precautions for the planned HQ of the EXPOSE Network



Page nameDescription
File:The Secret Team.pdfAn unauthorised history of the CIA from its origins to the Kennedy assassination. Prouty suggested that the assassination was a coup d'état to stop the President from taking control of the CIA after the Bay of Pigs disaster. He also points out that the movement of Kennedy after a bullet struck his head was consistent with a shot from the grassy knoll. He also drew attention to the suspicious actions of the "Umbrella Man".
File:Victor Rothschild Soviet Spy.pdfLord Victor Rothschild’s connections to Soviet intelligence.


Related Quotations

"Post-truth"“making use of fictional work for reinforcing messages about Russian hybrid warfare”
Bellingcat“Bellingcat was somewhat discredited, both by spreading disinformation itself, and by being willing to produce reports for anyone willing to pay”
Language“In this report, ‘disinformation’ refers to Kremlin influence operations within the communications environment, delivered through overt and covert promotion of intentionally false, distorting or distracting narratives.”
Polarisation“given the high anti-Russian sentiment in the country [of Georgia], there is a space for pro-Western voices, especially on independent TV stations. It is necessary to increase capacity to allow for this to happen on a larger scale.”
Zinc Network“Bringing together organisations including Zinc Network, the Institute for Statecraft, Aktis Strategy, Bellingcat, DFR Lab, the Media Diversity Institute, Toro Risk Solutions and Ecorys, our Consortium combines recognised market leaders in understanding, monitoring, and countering Kremlin-backed disinformation... This ecosystem of credible voices will continue to grow, exposing the actors and networks behind Kremlin-backed disinformation, reducing unwitting multipliers of disinformation, and building resilience amongst key target audiences across Europe.

We will mobilise a Network Hub based in London, led by an experienced Project Director, consisting of an agile team with core competencies augmented by a wider pool of vetted experts. Our approach is highly localised, based around regional clusters of actors who can collaborate to effectively undermine the disinformation

ecosystem in their respective areas and engage audiences most vulnerable to disinformation... It is a highly complex project involving coordination of many independent actors, and thus risk must be carefully managed and risk profiles constantly adapted, serving as the basis for all activity. The approach we propose is based on the identification, monitoring and management of risks as they materialise, allowing members to continue taking smart risks as they increase the scale and impact of their activities.”


Known members

16 of the 82 of the members already have pages here:

Jessikka AroFinnish journalist connected to the Integrity Initiative
Neville BoltA "terror expert" mentioned in the 7th Integrity Initiative leak.
Graham Brookie"Former U.S. government advisor on homeland security and counterterrorism" connected to the Integrity Initiative/Institute for Statecraft complex
Bulgaria Analytica"Fack checker" with "notably opaque" funding
Center for European Policy Analysis
Detector MediaNATO-backed Russian language "fact checker"
Chris DonnellyA UK Deep politician who set up the Institute for Statecraft (amongst other groups).
Amil KhanSecurity cleared Chatham House fellow who was proposed to be one of the 3 directors of the EXPOSE Network (together with Chris Donnelly of the Institute for Statecraft and Louis Brooke of the Zinc Network
Ben Nimmo"Nimmo is a former spokesperson for NATO, who has essentially dedicated his career to fear-mongering about Russia."
David PatrikarakosBritish journalist, author and TV producer linked to the Integrity Initiative's EXPOSE Network
Peter Pomerantsev"Terror expert" mentioned in the Integrity Initiative Leak
Prague Security Studies InstituteCzech think-tank established with extensive ties to neoconservative circles. Mentioned in the Integrity Initiative's EXPOSE network.
Ziad Ramley"ZINC Network’s Head of Digital" interested in "misinformation"
Ben RobinsonFellow of the Institute for Statecraft with responsibility for the Integrity Network in Ukraine
StopFakeSpooky "fact checking" website to counter "Russian Propaganda". Backed by an alliance of groups including the Integrity Initiative. Some staff crossover with the Institute for Statecraft.
James WilsonInstitute for Statecraft connected lawyer
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