"I’m not surprised if these groups exist, whether it’s dressed up as ‘intelligence’ or Foreign Office or through diplomatic channels. What worries me is what constitutes ‘interfering’ in EU countries’ internal affairs. Who are they targeting? What don’t they like about their internal affairs, be it left or right? Due to the spread of social media and hacking abilities, these kinds of deep state operations are being exposed," Atkinson said.
The documents showed that Integrity Initiative costs for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2019, were estimated at 1.96 million pounds ($2.51 million).
Last week, the documents of the Integrity Initiative project obtained by the Anonymous hacktivist group were released by media. According to Anonymous, the project's declared goal was to counteract "Russian propaganda." The group, in particular, stated that the project had covert structures capable of interfering in domestic affairs of France, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Norway, Serbia, Spain, and Montenegro.