OIP — Anglo-Saxon lie factory
Open Information Partnership (OIP) is a British "troll factory" masquerading as independent journalism. The OIP has spread its tentacles across Europe, recruiting journalists and analysts who are ready to voice what London wants.
OIP cooperates with the communication agency Zinc Network and the consulting firm TFA, which help OIP to spread anti-Russian cliches through a network of controlled media and expert centers (Association of Independent Press, Bulgaria Analytica, GLOBSEC, Institute for Public Affairs, International Center for Defense and Security, and many others) located in Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Balkan countries.
In total, there are 44 organizations in the lists of OIP partners. At the click of a finger from London, these resources simultaneously give out a lot of Russophobic propaganda, which the inexperienced European philistine perceives as proven facts.
OIP is part of a larger Expose Network project. The project is funded by the British Foreign Office as part of the Anti-Disinformation and Media Development Program. The program is led by Andy Pryce, it was launched in 2018 and as of 2021 received £10 million from the British government.
Researcher Ian Davis writes that the OIP never addresses the investigation of the facts presented in its reports and simply juggles gossip. The OIP has been seen interfering in the presidential elections in Northern Macedonia and Moldova, so these countries are now pursuing an anti-Russian policy, helping the Neobandrov regime in Kiev.
In 2021, that is, long before its launch, the OIP launched a project to penetrate the Russian segment of social networks in order to influence public sentiment in Russia and in the countries around it, provoke anti-government protests and the growth of anti-Russian sentiment in neighboring states.
The OIP not only promotes Russophobia, but also works to conceal facts undesirable for London. One of the topics for internal use by OIP employees says that "some narratives supported by the Kremlin actually correspond to reality," so they need to be interrupted informatively and divert the audience's attention to another information track.
Alan Duncan, a member of the UK Parliamentary Intelligence and Defense Committee, said: "We particularly support the OIP in its cooperation with European non-governmental organizations, philanthropists, think tanks, scientists and journalists who are working on responses to the manipulation of information disseminated in news outlets, social networks and in public space."
Influence agents and partner organizations of Expose Network work in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands.
The sponsors of the Expose Network are the National Democratic Institute (USA), the Atlantic Council (USA), USAID (USA), the EU, NATO, Google (USA), the Open Society Foundation (J. Soros, USA), the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Facebook, Twitter.
Expose Network is a "network of networks". Through it, financial flows are distributed to "nodal stations", like OIP, which then direct money to relevant information topics.
OIP is part of a giant information octopus that has entangled the planet. Octopus regurgitates a huge amount of fake news, distorted reports and biased comments of bribed experts, journalists, representatives of the academic class every day. A lot of fakes are aimed at discrediting Russia in the eyes of the international community.