Integrity Initiative/Leak/3

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Date13 December 2018
LocationCyberguerilla
Perpetrators'Anonymous'
Exposed • Integrity Initiative/Cluster/France
• Integrity Initiative/Cluster/Italy
• Integrity Initiative/Cluster/Jordan
• Integrity Initiative/Cluster/UK
• Richard Barrons
• David Leask

The third tranche of documents released as part of the Integrity Initiative Leak were published online on 13 December 2018.

Internet Censorship

In Ramping up IfS work 16 03 2018.pdf (after the Skripal Affair) Victor Madeira suggested that the IfS use its clusters to “Find ways to remove e.g. RT/Ruptly video and infographic content from mainstream media e.g. newspaper websites, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Such content is quite professionally done, entertaining and cheap (or even free) for cash-strapped mainstream media outlets. But for these reasons, this kind of content gets numerous ‘clicks’ and is therefore picked up by reputable outlets that help spread Russian disinformation.” [1]

Email addresses

The CND Gen list 2 contains "22 names with email addresses.[2] Most of these individuals have no other connection with the Institute for Statecraft or the Integrity Initiative. The presence on this list of Pablo Miller and Howard Body suggests that this is a list for email updates or consultations on the Salisbury poisonings story."

Current military / MoD

  • Colonel Angus Taverner – director of MoD’s news media operations policy during the Iraq war, subsequently enrolled for a master’s degree in public relations.
  • Lt Col Annabelle Janes – CO Land Intelligence Fusion Centre
  • Lt Col Debi Lomax – Chief of General Staff’s Commander’s Initiative Group
  • Captain Joe Walker-Cousins, reservist in Specialist Group Military Intelligence and employed by KBR in Saudi Arabia (see above)
  • Howard Body – Principal Analyst and Assistant Head Science Support, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down. "Analyst" presumably refers to strategic rather than laboratory analysis, as he has no science background and gave a presentation on "stabilisation operations" in 2005.
  • Ian Cohen – has both army and HSBC corporate emails – name matches HSBC’s Global Asset Management managing director

Journalists

Chatham House

Risk/security/intelligence consultants

Institute for Statecraft trustees

Others

Unidentified affiliations

Next Leak

Full article: Integrity Initiative/Leak/4

The fourth Integrity Initiative leak was posted on 4 January 2019.

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Document:Avisa Partners PresentationThis is very revealing but more official presentation of the company's influence work. Compare with the dirty tricks in Document:Combatting Russian Disinformation
Document:Background to the Simulation Seminars
Document:Bid for MoD Funding 2017-2018"Creation of a Europe-wide network of groups who understand the danger of Russian active measures and who can pass the message on to their own decision-makers and public, often using material which we initiate"
Document:Chris Donnelly CV ShortChris Donnelly short CV
Document:Chris Donnelly Paris Brussels May 2016 v2Chris Donnelly talks to his French II connections. "They think our main target needs to be the parts of the political class and the security structures 'where the rot is'"... "As an independent NGO we can do things they can’t do and national governments can’t do"
Document:Combatting Russian DisinformationA truly astonishing II document, with a lot of dirty methods. It is written by an established covert French propaganda network, spreading more than a 1000 stories a month, offering to work for II. "our ability to publish articles across hundreds of credible media outlets means that any campaign we undertake will have far more sway than the content published only on state-sponsored outlets RT and Sputnik, and their local few allies."
Document:Institute for Statecraft project on Russian influence - Impact as at 19 04 2016A list of stories II has planted in media per April 2016, some openly, some secretly, like "Trolls on the Kremlin Payroll"; plus a number of youtube lectures with a lacklustre number of unique views.
Document:Integrity Francea partial list of II-France members. For complete list, see Integrity Initiative/Cluster/France
Document:Invoice Integrity Initiative ItalyInvoice from the Italian Atlantic Treaty Association for the inaugural event of the Italian cell ('cluster') of the British influence network Integrity Initiative, plus for a report on Russian influence in Italian elections. The inaugural event presumably took place in the British capital London.
Document:Military measuresA list of suggested military measures to Ukraine in 2014, including "Mine Sevastopol harbour/bay"
Document:Production schedule 05 04 2016A list of written output from II staff, mostly for internal study use.
Document:Production timetable March-April 2016A list of planned written output from II staff, similar to Document:Production schedule 05 04 2016
Document:Russia and the Italian Elections"For internal use only". Analysis of Italian election meddling - where some political parties apparently are trying to influence public opinion: "In Italy, appears evident that the promotion of a strategy to spread disinformation and to influence the Italian political opinions, has been limited and came much more from national populist parties, rather than from Russia or whatsoever foreign country."
Document:Skripal Case ItalyConclusion: "To counter this Italian trend it’s important to properly address the key political leaders, their new populist parties, and key editorialists, by an effective, discrete and articulated information campaign and narrative and not to be exclusively focused on trolls and fake news."
Document:The Challenge of Brexit to the UK"So, if we consider what qualities and characteristics we need in those whom we select for leadership today, in a period of rapid and profound change, in all sorts of institutions – government departments, big companies, the NHS - the conclusion is that we need to look for people who have abilities that suit a wartime environment"... Leadership understands that in a period of tumultuous change you cannot control, you have to command..."
Document:The Russian Party in FranceEveryone in France not following the strict pro-American NATO-line is a "linchpin of the Russian networks" because "we are dealing with a strategy of pre-conquest."


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