What is the Integrity Initiative?
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In 2015 an organization called the Integrity Initiative was created "to counter disinformation and other forms of malign influence being conducted by states and sub-state actors seeking to interfere in democratic processes and to undermine public confidence in national political institutions."
As the only government that interferes in the internal affairs of other countries is in Washington DC, Integrity Initiative sounds like an Anglo-American intelligence operation to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries while pretending to counter Russian propaganda operations to discredit Western democracy. Under the guise of "safeguarding democracy," Integrity Initiative is more likely involved in overthrowing democracy, as in Venezuela.
Documents were hacked or leaked that show Integrity Initiative to be funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Integrity Initiative has admitted this funding, but explains it as the British government's recognition of the Russian threat to social harmony and democratic values in the West.
Think about this for a minute. The only allegation of Russian interference is the unsubstantiated "Russiagate" claim that Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election, but the Integrity Initiative was created in 2015 prior to any claims of Russian interference in Western elections.
Many have concluded that the Integrity Initiative is a Western intelligence psy-op agency whose purpose is to maintain, and even worsen, the bad relations between the West and Russia. This conclusion is probably a safe one.