How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

18 February 2019 — Mint Press

Pierre Omidyar’s Influence Empire

Through his purchase of influence over the daily flow of information to American media consumers, a dizzying array of connections to the national security state, and a media empire that shields him from critical scrutiny, Pierre Omidyar has become one of the world’s most politically sophisticated data monarchs.

By Alexander Rubinstein @RealAlexRubi and Max Blumenthal @MaxBlumenthal

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Frayed Colonial Media Propaganda Transmission Lines. Fake Atrocities Used to Justify “Humanitarian War Crimes” By Mark Taliano

16 February 2019 — Global Research
Colonial media traffics in war lies as policy.  It advances anglo-zionist imperial projects of global war and poverty. Powerful interests benefit from global warfare as target countries are destroyed and domestic populations are impoverished.

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These McCarthyite Accusations Benefit No One And Harm Everyone by Caitlin Johnstone

5 February 2019 — Caitlin Johnstone

In response to the reprehensible NBC hit piece we discussed the other day in which Hawaii congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard was smeared as a darling of the Russian government, journalist Glenn Greenwald published an article documenting the astonishing amount of journalistic malpractice which went into the piece’s formation. In the article, Greenwald wrote the following:

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Britain’s secret propaganda “Integrity Initiative” targets Russia By Thomas Scripps

4 February 2019 — WSWS

In a desperate attempt to cover its tracks, the propaganda network linked to Britain’s security services, the Integrity Initiative (II), has wiped its website and locked its Twitter account “pending an investigation into the theft of data.”

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Dissidents Must Understand The Difference Between Fact And Narrative by Caitlin Johnstone

3 January 2019 — Caitlin Johnstone

A politician can run a flawless campaign, say all the right things from a place of authenticity, hold wildly popular positions and an impeccable public record, but if they say things which upset the powerful, the narrative can be reshaped to paint them as crazy, incompetent, unelectable, treasonous, or all of the above, keeping them out of office forever.

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Propaganda – the Only Weapon that London has to Distract Humanity from its Crimes By Grete Mautner

27 January 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Sir Oswald Mosley and the Union of British Fascists

Back in the early days of mankind, warriors would paint their faces to intimidate their enemies on the field of battle. This example serves as a clear indicator that psychological warfare is just as old as the conventional one. It’s the strategies that are changing, while basic concepts remain the same. So is it any wonder that charging ranks of men would be shouting at the top of their lungs to render the defending side weakhearted for centuries.

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Integrity Initiative: Big Brother’s Minions – or Flim-Flam Artists? By Patrick Armstrong

23 January 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Integrity Initiative: Big Brother's Minions – or Flim-Flam Artists?

I’m not sure what to make of Integrity Initiative (what a great gaslighting name: integrity? Hah hah: no, just furtive paid propaganda and opinion steering). But I watch the unfolding revelations with fascination. Certainly, the whole thing is bigger than it seemed at first and all the documents being revealed appear to be true.

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The Institute for Statecraft Exposed

26 November 2018 — williambowles.info

Update 8 January 2019

Here are Part 3 and 4 of the files ‘liberated’ from the Institute for Statecraft

integrity initiative part 4 (43.4mb zipped)

Integrity Initiative part 3 (40.1mb zipped)

I came across the graphic below released by the ‘Integrity Initiative’ [sic]  which I think is worth adding in here. BTW, apparently, according to this graphic, this and other lefty websites are now part of the Russian ‘propaganda’ offensive.

And it since emerged that same duo of Institute for Statecraft/Integrity Initiative has been putting out disinfo on Jeremy Corbyn as well! This from The Canary:

The Conservative government is funding a ‘monitoring group’ that’s carrying out disinformation attacks on Jeremy Corbyn and Labour. The foreign office has now admitted providing £1.96m of public money to the Institute for Statecraft’s Integrity Initiative in the 2018/19 year. Military specialists run the unit, which has posted smears about Jeremy Corbyn and his team on social media. ‘The Canary‘, 9th December 2018

A number of documents from the Institute for Statecraft and its propaganda machine, ‘Integrity Initiative’ [sic] have been uncovered by ‘Anonymous’ (whoever they are) that reveal the objectives and the scale of this sophisticated enterprise. But already I read that some individuals are questioning the validity of these documents, that they are some kind of ‘plant’ designed I’m told, to confuse and neutralise Russian propaganda, but you be the judge (all in PDF format). For myself, it’s clear that they are real and not bogus.

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Back to the USSR: How to Read Western News By Patrick Armstrong

8 January 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The heroes of Dickens’ Pickwick Papers visit the fictional borough of Eatanswill to observe an election between the candidates of the Blue Party and the Buff Party. The town is passionately divided, on all possible issues, between the two parties. Each party has its own newspaper: the Eatanswill Gazette is Blue and entirely devoted to praising the noble Blues and excoriating the perfidious and wicked Buffs; the Eatanswill Independent is equally passionate on the opposite side of every question. No Buff would dream of reading the “that vile and slanderous calumniator, the Gazette”, nor Blue the ”that false and scurrilous print, the Independent”.

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Washington’s Russiagate Conspiracy Theory on Life Support By Tony Cartalucci

22 December 2018 — NEO

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The latest bid to keep Washington’s desperate Russiagate conspiracy theory alive has energized distilled segments of the public still convinced of Moscow’s global omniscience and its role in manipulating and undermining virtually every aspect of their daily lives.

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