£2m for Scottish firm to counter Russian propaganda did not go towards its social media, says Alan Duncan
The Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan has denied that any of the £2m of government funding given to a Scottish-based company meant to counter online Russian propaganda went towards the company’s Twitter account which also spread unfavourable views about Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party.
On Monday, Duncan had promised an investigation into the use of government funds by the Integrity Initiative, a project run by the Fife-based Institute for Statecraft, after the Sunday Mail revealed its Twitter account had been used to attack Labour.
He insisted that the FCO funding did not support the Integrity Initiative’s Twitter operation, which raises some interesting questions. See my letter this evening demanding answers (2/2). pic.twitter.com/rDetljvA74
Link : Foreign Office denies state funds went to Twitter account attacking Labour