The leaked documents, which were shared on the discussion site several weeks ago, point to evidence that the United States would demand a market share in the UK’s National Health Service in any trade talks after Brexit. In a statement, Reddit said that it believed that the accounts that had shared the documents were “part of a campaign that has been reported as originating from Russia.”

The vague wording is further muddled by the source that Reddit cites: The Atlantic Council. Ben Nimmo, a senior fellow at the think tank, said that the leaks “closely resemble techniques” allegedly employed by Russia. He noted, however, that “we do not have all the data that allows us to make a final determination in this case.”

While media outlets rushed to hype the “findings” as definitive proof of Russia’s involvement, some journalists noted obvious holes in the story.

Aside from the Atlantic Council’s clear conflict of interest in the story (it’s a US and UK-funded think tank, allegedly investigating leaks that damage both governments), Nimmo’s prominence in this saga of alleged Russian meddling is also cause for concern. The self-professed disinformation fighter has links to the now-exposed Integrity Initiative, a shadowy group funded by the British Foreign Office that masquerades as an independent disinformation-busting ‘charity.’ In fact, Integrity Initiative even used its platform to spread talking points aimed at linking Corbyn to the Kremlin.

Like this story? Share it with a friend!

Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Amid the pandemic, a group of asylum seekers were moved to a small, rural Irish town. Then they started testing positive for Covid-19

(CNN)Misha was living in a hotel in a leafy suburb of Ireland’s capital city under the country’s controversial asylum seeker accommodation system when a letter arrived. She had been waiting months for a decision to be made on her asylum…

Trump signs Sept 11 victims’ compensation fund extension

President Donald Trump holds up an act ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept 11 attacks never runs out of money, in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 29, 2019, in Washington. [Photo/Agencies] WASHINGTON —…

Irish PM: No-deal Brexit increasingly likely, border poll would be ‘divisive’

Austrian conservatives ‘ready to form government with Greens’

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz has struck a coalition deal with the Greens to ensure his return to power and bring the left-wing party into government for the first time, three months after Mr Kurz won a parliamentary election. The deal marks…