In news first brought to my attention via Sputnik, one of Russia’s largest news corporations, Anonymous hackers have published documents outlining a large scale clandestine operation undertaken by United Kingdom from 2015 to present entitled the “Integrity Initiative,” designed to create a “secret large-scale information service” across Europe. According to the leak, the operation was carried out under the pretext of countering the “Russian propaganda” and its main objectives were “to provide a coordinated Western response to Russian misinformation and other elements of hybrid warfare.”
All said, The Integrity Initiative has an annual operating budget of $2.4 million dollars and is said to consists of groups of local politicians, journalists, military personnel, scientists and academics across over a dozen countries. Working together, the team is dedicated to finding and publishing alleged evidence of Russian interference in European affairs and, at the same time, influencing community policy.
In response to the leak, in statements to Sputnik, Konstantin Kosachov, chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Council of the Russian Federation said that “The hackers’ information on the actions of the British special services against Russia requires a thorough investigation. The Commission for the Protection of State Sovereignty will analyze the data just published.”
Full Leak from Anonymous:
“Greetings. We are Anonymous.
We have obtained a large number of documents relating to the activities of the ‘Integrity Initiative’ project that was launched back in the fall of 2015 and funded by the British government. The declared goal of the project is to counteract Russian propaganda and the hybrid warfare of Moscow. Hiding behind benevolent intentions, Britain has in fact created a large-scale information secret service in Europe, the United States and Canada, which consists of representatives of political, military, academic and journalistic communities with the think tank in London at the head of it.
As part of the project Britain has time and again intervened into domestic affairs of independent European states. A most demonstrative example is operation ‘Moncloa’ in Spain. Britain set to prevent Pedro Baños from appointment to the post of Director of Spain’s Department of Homeland Security. It took the Spanish cluster of the Integrity Initiative only a few hours to accomplish the task.“
“For now, Britain is capable of conducting such operations in the following states:“
The Netherlands: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195718/Netherlands-Cluster
Serbia and Montenegro: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195208/Central-Eastern-Cluster
“London’s near-term plans to create similar clusters include Latvia, Estonia, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium, Canada, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Malta, Czechia, countries of the Middle East and North Africa, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Cyprus, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, and the USA.“
“All the work is done under absolute secrecy via concealed contacts in British embassies, which gives rise to more suspicion that Britain uses plausible excuse to create a global system of information influence and political interference into affairs of other countries.
Covert structures for political and financial manipulative activities under control of British secret services are created not only in the EU countries but also on other continents. In point of fact, quiet colonization of both former British neighbors in the EU and NATO allies is taking place.
The government of Great Britain has to come out of the dark and declare straight its intentions and unveil the results of the Integrity Initiative activities! Otherwise, we will do it!
Today, we make public a part of the documents we have available. In case London gives no response to our demands during the following week, we will reveal the rest of the documents that contain many more secrets of the United Kingdom.“
Integrity Initiative Handbook: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195560/II-Handbook-v2
Integrity Initiative Guide to Countering Russian Disinformation May 2018: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195802/The-Integrity-Initiative-Guide-to-Countering-Russian-Disinformation-May-2018-v1
Austria Cluster: https://www.scribd.com/document/392194912/Austria-Cluster
Cluster leaders: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195250/Cluster-Leaders
Cluster participants: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195286/Cluster-Participants
USA and Canada Cluster: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195882/USA-Canada-Cluster
FCO application form 2017-18: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195350/FCO-Application-Form-2017-18
FCO application form 2018v2: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195390/FCO-Application-Form-2018-v2
FCO proposal Integrity budget 2017-18: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195430/FCO-Proposal-Integrity-Budget-2017-18
Integrity 2018 Activity Budget v3: https://www.scribd.com/document/392195593/Integrity-2018-Activity-Budget-v3
Top 3 deliverables (for FCO): https://www.scribd.com/document/392195825/Top-3-Deliverables-for-FCO
“We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
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