How One Spook-Run London College Department Is Training the World’s Social Media Managers

Monday, 22 August 2022 — MintPress News

Staffed by NATO military officers and former government ministers and notorious for training the West’s top spies, the Department of War Studies at King’s College London is also providing the workforce for many of the largest social media companies. This includes Facebook, TikTok, Google, and Twitter.

MintPress study of professional databases and employment websites reveals a wide network of War Studies alumni holding many of the most influential jobs in media, constituting a silent army of individuals who influence what the world sees (and does not see) in its social media feeds.
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BBC assault on antiwar academics was apparent product of UK intel plot

Sunday, 21 August 2022 — The Grayzone

Leaked emails expose the fingerprints of UK intelligence all over a factually challenged BBC special that aimed to deprive antiwar academics of their jobs and destroy their reputations.

On May 31, BBC Radio initiated an embarrassing imbroglio when it broadcast a factually challenged, overtly propagandistic documentary special called Ukraine: The Disinformation War.

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‘A Possible Coup’ Against the Labour Government?

Wednesday, 20 July, 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Allegations that MI5 officers and sections of the media sought to bring down Britain’s Labour government in the 1960s and 70s have resurfaced, raising fresh questions about plots that remain hidden behind a wall of official secrecy.

By Richard NORTON-TAYLOR

A file released on Tuesday by the National Archives, titled “Allegations concerning a possible coup in 1968”, reveals how rattled MI5 and the Home Office were many years later about conspiracies that have never been properly investigated.

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SouthFront

Wednesday, 8 June 2022 — SCO

Declan Hayes

Though MI5 and CIA disinformation is a tiresome distraction to NATO’s killing fields of Ukraine, Syria and Yemen, it must be confronted to help the young volunteers of Crimea, Yemen and Syria save lives.

BBC World’s Disinformation Team latest piece of disinformation from NATO’s Ukrainian front is that a group of young Crimeans operate a “company, whose name translates as Southern Front, [which] makes and distributes pro-Vladimir Putin propaganda across YouTube, social media app Telegram, and through a website that targets areas newly under Russian control”.

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The Strange Convulsion in Scottish Politics

5 April 2021 — Craig Murray

[To be clear, I’m neither a supporter or opponent of Scottish independence, my concern here is the role of the British security state via MI5 and the state and corporate media, in smearing and villifying supporters of Scottish independence. WB]

On 24 March, two of the SNP MP’s most closely aligned to Nicola Sturgeon, Stewart MacDonald and Alyn Smith, asked for a meeting with the British internal security service MI5 to discuss cooperation against Russia. MI5 is the agency charged with countering perceived internal threats to the UK state; Scottish nationalists, environmentalists and anti-nuclear campaigners are among MI5’s major targets. Until a few years ago, the vast majority of Scottish Independence supporters would have regarded MI5 as a particularly egregious manifestation of their traditional enemy, the British state. Yet here was the SNP officially – MacDonald and Smith are the party’s Westminster defence and foreign affairs spokesmen – calling for cooperation with MI5.

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Britain’s secret political police

16 March 2021 — Declassified UK

 A shocking story of how a special squad of Britain’s Metropolitan Police, in collusion with MI5 – the domestic ‘security’ service – secretly infiltrated hundreds of UK political and campaign groups, and the question of whether the spying continues. As told by Asa Winstanley, who has personal experience.

Asa Winstanley

The “Russia Report”: Deep State reinforcing delusion to spread fear and seize power

22 July 2020 — Off Guardian

‘Suppressed’ report should be a lesson to those who begged for its release – be careful what you wish for

Kit Knightly

WIKTOR SZYMANOWICZ/BARCROFT MEDIA VIA GETTY IMAGES

The “Russia report” is an action plan for the intelligence agencies to hand MI5 direct control over the mechanisms of British democracy, and give the government legal power to control social media.

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Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

5 June 2020 — Grayzone

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

By Matt Kennard

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How To Spot A Twitter Troll By Craig Murray

2 July 2019 — Craig Murray

UPDATE: GCHQ are currently advertising to recruit more trolls to carry out precisely the activity I outline here. As their advertisement puts it:

We are looking to recruit individuals who can contribute to a step change in the UK’s ability to project cyber power against our adversaries, in order to keep the UK safe. You will be at the forefront of the nation’s covert online capability. We want people who can help support and run operations that disrupt and degrade our adversaries’ ability to do us harm, and contest malign activity in cyber space.

I do hope this helps cut through the cognitive dissonance for those of you who found it difficult to come to terms with the truth of the below.

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UK: GCHQ/MI5 admit illegally spying on millions By Trevor Johnson

2 July 2019 — WSWS

The domestic spy agency MI5 and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) intelligence gathering unit have been forced to admit in court that they are acting illegally in their use of bulk data, gathered by intruding into the lives of millions of innocent people. MI5 “has been unlawfully retaining innocent people’s data for years.”

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MI5 “unlawfully” handled bulk surveillance data, Liberty litigation reveals

11 June 2019 — Liberty

The British security service MI5 has been unlawfully retaining innocent people’s data for years.

It also failed to give senior judges accurate information about repeated breaches of its duty to delete bulk surveillance data, and has been criticised for mishandling sensitive legally privileged material.

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MI5’s anti-Corbyn campaign and the slandering of Michael Foot By Chris Marsden

25 September 2018 — WSWS

On September 19, one of Corbyn’s key advisers, Andrew Murray, wrote in the New Statesman, asking, “Is the ‘deep state’ trying to undermine Corbyn?”

Murray, a leading figure in the Stop the War Coalition and former member of the Communist Party of Britain, was responding to a Daily Mail report that he had been denied entry to Ukraine by the USB secret services for being part of “Putin’s propaganda network” and had still not been granted security clearance for parliament a year since applying for one.

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Reject the anti-Semitism slurs against Jeremy Corbyn! Drive out the Labour Party right wing! By Chris Marsden

31 August 2018 — WSWS

Recent weeks have seen the acceleration of a campaign by the right-wing of the British Labour party to paint Jeremy Corbyn as an anti-Semite, in hopes of driving him from his position as leader of the party.

In its scale and ferocity, these efforts have all the hallmarks of a destabilisation campaign involving MI5 in the UK, Mossad in Israel and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States.

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Media Lens: Flagship Of Fearmongering: The Guardian, MI5 And State Propaganda

8 November 2016 — Media Lens

Readers of the Guardian woke up last Tuesday (November 1, 2016) to find that the newspaper and website had been given over to promoting MI5. To be more precise: the paper was trumpeting a fearmongering ‘exclusive’ with MI5 Director-General, Andrew Parker. It was billed as ‘the first interview of its kind’ and was conducted by the paper’s deputy editor, Paul Johnson, and the diplomatic editor, Ewen MacAskill. However, it quickly became clear that this ‘interview’ consisted largely of the two senior Guardian journalists listening to the MI5 chief and diligently writing down what he said with no discernible challenge or scrutiny.

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