Integrity Initiative in Hiding? Whitehall Launches Secret European ‘Disinformation Factory’

Kit Klarenberg
15 min readNov 5, 2019

On 3rd April, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) minister Alan Duncan revealed his department’s ‘Counter Disinformation and Media Development Programme’ — which bankrolls the Institute for Statecraft and its Integrity Initiative subsidiary — was funding a new endeavour, Open Information Partnership (OIP).

The announcement, buried in a response to a written parliamentary question, was supremely light on detail — Duncan merely said the effort would “respond to manipulated…

Kit Klarenberg

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