The government has provided over £25m to organisations targeting “disinformation”, some of which are directed by former members of the British and US foreign policy establishment and are focused overwhelmingly on official enemies.

  • Foreign Office is pouring money into private “counter-disinformation” groups which tend to support UK government policy positions, such as over Ukraine
  • Four UK-funded organisations are directed by individuals linked to the British or US foreign policy establishment
  • Associates of one UK-funded organisation helped to suggest Jeremy Corbyn was involved in a Russian information operation before the 2019 general election