On Saturday July 20, as a new Prime Minister prepares to take office, grassroots organisations will gather in central London for one of the biggest pro-European rallies that the UK has seen.
Author: James Patrick
Grassroots activists are at the heart of a new march taking place in London on July 20th 2019. The independent campaign is being led by key figures behind the peaceful protest which saw a reported million people take to the streets of the capital earlier this year.
With the creation of new environmental charity, Cynefin Foundation, well underway, this is a brief reflection on purpose, action, and leaving things a little better than we found them.
Crowdfunded digital democracy platform launches vote prediction service ahead of crucial Brexit session in the House of Commons.
A new data-led tool is in town, allowing users to predict the future of what goes on in Westminster. Emojiocracy is the digital equivalent of Toto, pulling back the curtain on a lot more than expenses and what has happened during previous votes…
We’ve reached the point where there is no good conclusion to Brexit and Britain faces a choice: take one for the team or be willing participants in the fall of Europe. And no, you are not going to like this.
Government must provide concrete detail on access to insulin in event of no-deal Brexit, say leading diabetes charities: In a joint statement, Diabetes UK and JDRF have said that, without more detail, they cannot say a no-deal Brexit would be safe for people reliant on insulin.
Malware For Humans is a conversation-led, independent documentary about fake news, big data, electoral interference, and hybrid warfare. It is available for free, without advertisements, worldwide from 12pm (GMT) today.
A small hub of active, external hostile disinformation actors has been identified and is working in conjunction with a domestic disinformation operation to advance Yellow Vest and WTO narratives. The network has been accessing the UKIP audience in order to drive narratives into public visibility.
It’s not really merry, but it’s a Christmas gift from me to you. Because there’s nothing more valuable than the truth…
A letter to the Prime Minister on Brexit, presented without further comment.
Global Britain’s dark influence campaign website operated behind an encrypted DNS record. It has now been traced to a small advertising agency in Essex. Downing Street alerted to efforts to influence Cabinet due to Brexit risks.
Global Britain, a group closely affiliated with the European Research Group (ERG) led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, ran a dark influence campaign targeting the constituents of Cabinet MPs to encourage rejection of a deal with Brussels.
Sometimes the end is just change. Growth. Finding a sliver of hope in a charred pile of ashes and running with it like there’s no tomorrow…
In this episode of The Fall, we discuss electricity and fuel supply disruption, setting out a number of ways in which you can minimise your exposure to vulnerabilities…and there’s a listener Q&A too.
I was commissioned to take an independent look at Scottish social media to see if I found Scots or bots. Instead, I discovered an opportunity to drive the debate on from whether we have a problem to how we fix it…
The Metropolitan Police Special Enquiry Team dismissed complaints of potential Misconduct in Public Office offences related to Brexit without investigating, documents show.
In this episode of The Fall, we discuss the digitalisation of the world and its impact on us in terms of hostile actor and state surveillance and the vulnerabilities our online presence and personal data sharing opens us up to.
As reality lands, there are still people who believe a no deal outcome automatically means Brexit will not happen. This is a dangerous fantasy.
As no deal Brexit inches ever closer, it’s essential we talk about the very basic things people need: food and water…
Audio from the Liberal Democrats Party Conference: Is democracy fit for purpose?
Growing Crisis is a 26 minute independent documentary on British Farming, filmed in Herefordshire in 2018, covering topics from global trade, to local employment, and the impact of a no deal Brexit.
A new film explores hybrid warfare and the scandals which have rocked Western democracies, bringing the topics to life in a way which strips the complexity of electoral interference, hacking, and espionage down and rebuilds it for everyone. Malware For Humans is set for release in February 2019.
In the first episode of a new podcast, The Fall, I explore the first few days of life in No Deal Britain with the help of former army officer Guy Dorrell, using our experience in the armed and emergency services and current expertise to draw a brutal guide to surviving Brexit.
The ICO has levelled a £140,000 fine at a pregnancy and childcare website for illegally collecting and selling information for the purpose of political campaigning. The data was used by Experian Marketing Services in Labour’s targeting of new parents in the run up to the 2017 General Election.
Over a year after the truth was public knowledge, Deputy Attorney General of the United States Rod Rosenstein announces the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials for hacking and leaking data from the Clinton campaign, which was used to interfere in the US election of 2016.
Comment: A ridiculous cartoon character meets a pastiche of Victoriana, reality slowly sobs from within the confines of a layer cake made from bull excrement, and the general public continues to reject truth, suckling instead at the teat of a deranged nursemaid whose entire body is a cynical advert.
Opinion: The ICO isn’t equipped to deal with a complex assault on Western democracy and a corrupted parliament pulls the strings. We aren’t asking if democracy has been tickled a bit, we’ve seen it die and there’s nobody coming to save us.
Opinion: As long as the true state of the world continues to be downplayed and given dismissive commentary from the same stale media which failed to predict Brexit, Trump, and Russia, the more quietly the arrival of the eventual door knocks will come. Privilege has already sealed our collective fate
Months ago I set about to answer six questions on truth. A sextet of simple demands which go to the heart of what is wrong with our world. So I turned to two people whose words carry more weight than my own: journalist Tim Walker and the multi-faceted John Cleese.
The whole mess of Russian hacking, Cambridge Analytica, the Trump and Leave Campaigns was not only a coup but an unprecedented shorting of the market through
mass manipulation of the electorate with the aim of controlling not only geopolitics but the financial markets too.
By getting ready together, we can all contribute to the survival of what remains of decency. This leaflet is being made electronically available to all residents of what is currently known as the United Kingdom, free of charge.
Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore of Leave.EU appeared before the UK’s Fake News Inquiry chaired by Damian Collins, unleashing a masterclass in walking away without a scratch and showing how trial by committee fails us all.
Sensitive personal data of Labour voters was processed by a third party and shared with Arron Banks’s Leave.EU, Cambridge Analytica, and others associated with unofficial groups campaigning to leave the European Union in February 2016.
Correspondence from Cambridge Analytica’s suspended director, Alexander Nix, sets out in excruciating detail the worldwide locations where the parent company, Strategic Communication Laboratories, was active up until 2010. Bringing British-based psyops for hire straight to 10 Downing Street’s door.
Below is the unedited text of a statement sent to to the UK Parliament’s Fake News Inquiry on November 21 2017. The intention at the time of its submission was to provide Parliament and MPs the time to deal with inevitable future disinformation campaigns led by the Kremlin.
In a huge boost to the FBI, with its reputation under attack by the GOP and Trump White House over the Russia investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein announces the indictments of nine Iranian hackers involved in global scientific research theft linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard .
In the 101st article since my Russian odyssey began in Sweden during early 2017, the time has come to confront the truth: Britain lost the war against Putin’s criminal state and there’s no road back.
As Theresa May declares Russia the “highly likely” culprit in a nerve agent attack on British soil and demands an explanation from Russian President Vladimir Putin, a measured response is required from the UK. But what can be done without risking all out war?
Ahead of giving evidence to the UK’s Fake News Inquiry, Bad Boy of Brexit and former Belizean diplomat Andy Wigmore gives an exclusively frank and open account of the truth around Leave.EU, discussing Cambridge Analytica, Brexit, Big Data, Trump, Russia, and beyond.
Covering topics from Brexit, Leave.EU, to Trump and Wikileaks, Nix gave vital insight into a company which operates globally, subject to only limited scrutiny, which targets voters at a personal-emotional level to drive the behaviour of electorates and change political landscapes for profit.
Having become increasingly annoyed with my computer slowing down, I searched for some answers. Though I didn’t realise what was happening, I fell down a rabbit hole and landed in the dark world of cryptojacking. As I found, it wasn’t so far from where I’ve spent the last year digging…
The Intercept has published a series of leaked private messages from inside Wikileaks, providing an insight into the world of Julian Assange, confirming there is nothing public spirited to be found. The organisation deliberately targets journalists and public officials.
A London court has delivered a second damning judgment against wanted man Julian Assange, ruling: “he is a man who wants to impose his terms on the course of justice, whether the course of justice is in this jurisdiction or in Sweden. He appears to consider himself above the normal rules of law.”
Analysis of social media traffic between January and February 2018 shows support for Jacob Rees-Mogg is coming from known Kremlin networks.
New analysis by 89up.org confirms the scale of Russian media influence during Brexit vote dwarfed the main Vote Leave and Leave.EU campaigns, driving anti-EU propaganda, disinformation and fake news to influence voters. The Kremlin campaign peaked on the 23rd of June 2016 as British cast ballots.
Government internal communications indicate Theresa May is due to capitulate to the hard-right and take Britain out of the EU with no deal, securing the worst case outcome shown in the government’s own impact assessments.
The UK’s Fake News Inquiry, chaired by MP Damian Collins, has travelled to Washington to interview Social Media giants about Russian influence on Brexit. Britain is at the start of what will be a painful process but Collins has teamed up with Senator Mark Warner to fight the attacks on democracy.
During PMQ’s, Prime Minister Theresa May clashed with Jeremy Corbyn over cuts to policing. She claimed she had changed the way police crime was recorded as Home Secretary. The change was in fact the result of an inquiry sparked by a police officer: me.
A series exploring a range of extreme, worst-case scenarios, their likely impact, measures the general public could take, and a likely final outcome…
London Court rules that Assange is to remain wanted for Bail offences in the UK, liable to arrest, and his case was not persuasive. Facts followed by opinion.
A new type of virus has swept across the West. Malware for the human mind powered by the social engineering equivalent of money laundering. A plague is upon us and the symptoms are clearer than ever but, without a cure in sight and to our continued detriment, a nursery rhyme mentality prevails…
A ban on a Russian translation of British historian Anthony Beevor’s book “Stalingrad” was announced on the 10 January by a Ukrainian government body. However, the Russian book which has been subject to the ban was published in Moscow and is “significantly different” to the original text…
By Toby Venables
When starting to conceptualise fact as truth-based fiction, one faces certain challenges and decisions. We needed a story to serve as a vehicle – and to make it entartaining as hell – but when dealing with truths as important as these, it’s crucial not to obscure or distort them.
What I wanted to do today, is write a little about the creative process Toby and I will be going through – from a practical point of view – and explain how the £10,000 script development fund will be used if we succeed…
As Sweden declares its election is already being hacked and launches a new public agency to counter Russian interference, we have been monitoring intelligence and identified Ireland is a clear target with operations already underway. Sadly, it isn’t even on the radar of beleagured security services.
The US Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations published an explosive report on January 10 2018, entitled: “PUTIN’S ASYMMETRIC ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA AND
EUROPE: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY.” The extensive document confirms Russian involvement in the US, EU, and the UK’s Brexit
New research exposes co-ordinated troll and bot activity on Reddit which shows disinformation efforts specifically targeted both Trump and Brexit votes, as well as other European elections.
In a brand new book, due for release March 31st 2018, Cynefin Road presents a unique and beautiful publication of meditations based upon the doctrine of Hybrid warfare. This is a call for patrons, supporters, and readers to support this work.
Suspected rapist Julian Assange, a deliberately deceitful, disingenuous individual on the run under diplomatic protection in Ecuador’s London embassy, breaks from Russian hacking operations and Kremlin-led disinformation campaigning to attack journalists while defending Russia’s White House asset.
After a year screaming into the wind, the end of 2017 saw the true state of Russia’s threat to the United Kingdom acknowledged for the first time by the security services. And nobody batted an eyelid. Entering the new year, the world has passed the tipping point and the dead kitten bounce awaits.
An end of year review of the Leave affiliated group figures published by the Electoral Commission gives rise to a new understanding of co-operation between Anti-EU campaigns and exposes a critical flaw in the Working Together rules which applied during the Brexit Referendum – a sticky Brexit pudding
One Twitter user has collated a horrifying catalogue of messages allegedly written by British supporters of the Leave campaign. From the use of the word N****R, to encouraging murders of MPs, to calling for Remain voters to be shot, Brexit reveals its true meaning: hate.
With 2017 drawing to a close and the world catching up, it’s time to reveal the behind the scenes action which has accompanied a year of extensive crowdfunded investigations for Byline Media. Only you can decide whether this continues in 2018…
Controversial big data firm Cambridge Analytica, who target populations worldwide for political and military organisations, face requests for more information and communications as part of US Senate Inquiries into Russian support of Trump’s campaign. New names identified provide yet more Russia ties
As huge leaps forwards are taken in robotics and artificial intelligence fields, the world’s most powerful nations are facing up to the fact our biggest technology companies have allowed hackers and intelligence services to attack democracies. Should we entrust them with the rise of the machines?
The Bank of England releases its latest financial stability report and the results of stress testing on the United Kingdom’s key banks: UK Household Debt and Fintech pose significant risks to UK Banks and the stability of the country.
Photo: Bank Of England Website
As cadets sing of a final battle for Uncle Vladimir, Putin calls on industry to prepare for war. Are we approaching a final episode in the world conflict still being broadly denied across the globe?
I didn’t know any of this in 2016. Like everyone else, I thought the world had simply fallen victim to a deceitful bus and some idiotic, gun-toting rednecks. I was wrong, I’m not ashamed to admit. We all were.
What is the true extent of Russia’s interference in Brexit through social media and did it have any impact?
Byline has been at the forefront of the Brexit/Russia investigation and, as the world catches up, we can exclusively reveal Brexit as you’ve never seen it before.
There is no silver bullet for the identification of troll accounts on social media. In fact, the process of identifying them and making a decision about what they are is a hugely complex matter. This is a problem, because we aren’t just dealing with automated bots, as this case study explains…
Following the threads of investigation which led from using pens in the brexit referendum to the St Petersburg troll farm of Russia’s Internet Research Agency, the picture of disinformation being used in social media – affecting both the UK and US – exposes the abuse of patriotism as a weapon.
Over the course of 2017 the Russian hybrid offensive on the West, which specifically targeted the Brexit referendum and the election of President Trump, has been extensively investigated and confirmed. From Sweden to the online world of Social Media this is the whole story and a growing archive
The final part of a special investigation into weaponised data, disinformation, and social media.
Starting with one single Olgino Troll account, identified by Twitter in the US Senate Russia Inquiry, a detailed analysis and dip samples confirm the Brexit social network is also infested with managed and automated accounts.
One denial from Russian television network RT leaves us with even more questions over Russia’s state influence on UK politics and a trail of Kremlin money. So far, eight public officials are known to have received £9,000 in Russian state funds and Farage is earning a mystery £60,000.
Flamboyant politician, media spokesperson, bad boy of Brexit. Kremlin asset. People are waiting for suitcases full of cash but the truth is what the truth is: something which has been staring us in the face for years.
Almost six months ago the tangled web of Russian ties to the White House, the Leave.EU campaign, and the key figures was already being unravelled. With renewed focus on hidden finances through the Paradise Papers, it’s worth reminding the world of one harsh lesson: leaks are not the only answer.
Arron Banks faces full Electoral Commission investigation over the sources of millions in donations to Brexit campaign groups including Leave.EU
Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort and his junior partner Rick Gates have been indicted. These are the first charges in the ongoing Mueller inquiry into Russian collusion.
The use of bots remains broadly misunderstood but the data points to undeniable tandem pushes of disinformation on both sides of the Atlantic. Both the MAGA and Brexit bots are operating as one in a new kind of laundry, where social engineering and not money is being cleaned in plain sight.
With Twitter set to give evidence over its part in Russia’s hybrid war, it transpires they pitched for business from Kremlin-managed RT and are making money from hosting vast numbers of trolls…
Fake News about Clinton, Obama, and Uranium turns out to be the key to Trump’s state-led propaganda
An innocuous sounding conspiracy among leave voters turns out to be the key to the big Leave.EU lie.
Thanks to Social Media analysis developments, Assange confirms the deniable arm of Russian disinfo.
Trump and the right wing press are lying and I know why: the rise in UK crime is my fault.
Documents show controversial data firm supporting Russian interests alongside Trump in Qatar row.
A sentiment analysis of Buzzfeed articles has revealed an overwhelming positive favouring of Nazis.
With the launch of Reignite, a campaign to put Jacob Rees-Mogg inside No.10, UKIP stokes the flames.
Security Services in court defending illegal sharing of huge datasets with unsafe third parties.
Part 5 of a special investigation into weaponised data, disinformation, and social media.
Part 4 of a special investigation into weaponised data, disinformation, and social media.
Weaponised nuggets of caustic opinion covering the geo-political s**t-shower.
Part 3 of a special investigation into weaponised data, disinformation, and social media.
The critical briefing you need on disinformation and global developments.
Part 2 of a special investigation into weaponised data, disinformation, and social media.
Part 1 of a special investigation into weaponised data, disinformation, and social media.
Special investigation into weaponised data and disinformation, social media, and counter offensives.
Senators leading the United States probe into Russia’s attack on democracy confirm Russian offensive
Theresa May quietly resigns Brexit negotiations to the dark cupboard, along with Britain’s future.
In the wake of the Las Vegas horror the Alt-Right expose their true nature: Nazis aiming at children
Russia has brought online a new North Korean internet connection to hide its own cyber attacks
Weaponised nuggets of caustic opinion covering Tory Conference, Catalonia, and America’s gun problem
Beyond the politics and clashes Catalonia has proven the perfect scab to pick leaving the EU trapped
As EU Member States are set to benefit, Russian influence steers UK and US climate debate
European Commission presents guidelines tackling the incitement of hatred and online extremism
UK press coverage of EU Referendum campaign dominated by pro-Leave
As Defra refuses to release Brexit food impact and quality is abandoned, EU moves on quality for all
Roger Stone and Leave.EU are the latest to follow the pattern of Russia denial as inquiry heats up.
Ukraine believes one of world’s largest stockpiles of defensive missiles was blown up by saboteurs
Scania broke EU antitrust rules, colluding for 14 years with five other truck manufacturers.
An Election PR Firm, Leave.EU, and Russia: disruptive forces aim their weapons at global influence
Commission targets trade unions and employers in consultation on further improving worker’s rights.
As Germany stands shocked over the AfD entering the Bundestag, Russia confirms its predictability.
We are not alone: a Lithuanian resistance is fighting back against Russia’s hybrid offensive.
EU sets out path towards fair and effective taxation of the Digital Economy
Former USIC agent Emily Maxima is developing image recognition software to hunt Nazis online.
Part 3 of an investigation into the resurgence of Nazis, covering the rise of the new German right
Part 2 of an investigation into the resurgence of Nazis, covering Britain’s Nazi identity crisis
Part 1 of a new investigation into the resurgence of Nazis, commencing with a global overview
In a world of fake news, disinformation, and data abuse, we must take back control and unplug.
There is a possibility the Birling Gap chemical cloud was caused by a submarine leaking Freon.
A new in depth investigation has now started, focused on the resurgence of Nazism. Funding needed.
Taken from the most comprehensive book on Russia, Trump, and Brexit to date, an excerpt…
This was a satirical piece about Brexit and its costs. It’s now a kitten
UN calls on Philippines to comply with law and respect civilian character of schools and hospitals
The most comprehensive book to date on Russia’s war on the West is to be released this month
With an estimated 160 UK deaths from air pollution every day new calls come for a public inquiry
EU Fund for Africa adopts €46 million programme to integrate border management in Libya
After months of speculation and investigation, what is the power of data? Well, it’s limitless.
Jacob Rees-Mogg is emerging as the new face of Russian political interference in the UK…
A special investigation into Mexico’s hidden crimes and state level corruption, exclusive to Byline.
The UK triggered Article 50 on the 29th March 2017. The EU have released a full progress update.
An antisocial media network exists, in which nuclear holocaust is desirable and news deplorable…
Political agreement in principle on two landmark agreements will bring huge benefits to partners.
A short film on the meaning of Brexit which nods to Trainspotting’s Choose Life
Commission presents the 8th report on Security Union, calling for an acceleration on security of EU.
Security experts expose the depth of Russian intelligence operations and how they hacked democracy.
Grenfell residents were exposed to a catalogue of fire safety risks over many years.
Latest Russian cyber attack originated from a targeted Ukraine operation and spread across the world
Strengthened EU rules to tackle money laundering, tax avoidance and terrorism financing enter into force
Following allegations by Channel 4 over illegal market research, evidence emerges of an in-house job
Serious concerns raised over exploitation of flaws in building control related to high rise cladding
BBC broadcasts report claiming North Korea responsible for world cyber attack, evidence dubious.
European Commission announces €143 million support for Borno State’s worsening humanitarian crisis.
As fatalities are declared in the tragic Grenfell fire, it emerges Government delayed safety review.
Cyber experts expose the worldwide underground market helping spread fake news, for whoever has cash
Russia deliberately targeted Europe and US, discrediting NATO and cutting the transatlantic link.
Commission reports on measures under the European Agenda on Migration to better manage EU borders.
Within the #Snowman investigation is a vast amount of material, here’s a reminder on UKIP’s fraud.
As a dark cloud gathers over May’s partnership with the DUP, Leave.EU raises even more questions.
Former FBI Director, James Comey, Confirms The Russian Government Were Behind Election Interference.
Europe to adopt extra measures to support open aviation markets in the EU and beyond.
Commission welcomes decision of 20 Member States to establish European Public Prosecutor’s Office.
In a General Election 2017 special, an extract from the forthcoming Alternative War book goes dark.
As Nigel Farage declares he has no Russian connections in response to the FBI, the CIA helps clarify
My interview with Ukrainian writer Steve Komarnyckyj: Independent journalism is the front line.
To know Russia, you have to think like a criminal. If I were Putin, my game would be this…
Dutch Senate votes in favour of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine
European Commission holds a debate on the future of European defence and faces up to hybrid threats.
Trump leaked the deployments of two US nuclear submarines risking maritime operations and personnel.
Declassified Report By US Intelligence Agencies concludes Putin ordered hybrid offensive on the West
European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK
EU members to pursue structural reforms, boost investment and strengthen their public finances.
A broadly overlooked intelligence report by US Intelligence Agencies confirms Russian subversion.
Full statement on Russian Hybrid Threat sent to authorities released in public interest.
Evidence from a journalistic investigation into Russian subversion sent to worldwide authorities
The #snowman investigation concludes with the shocking finding World War Three has already started.
The West comes together in Prague to address the very real Russian threat to democracy
Computer specialists tracking Russian state hackers say North Korea link not unique and unproven.
This investigation celebrates as the ICO launches a formal investigation into data analytics…
Commission follows up on infringement procedure against Hungary concerning its asylum law
Trump’s seedy relationship with Russia takes a darker turn, leaking classified intelligence to spies
This is the #WarRoom briefing for Tuesday the 16th of May 2017, including #Snowman bitesize
This is the #WarRoom briefing for Monday the 15th of May 2017, including #Snowman bitesize
Putin and Trump have spear-phished democracy but their Ransomware can’t be fixed by a software patch
The complex web of Trump and Brexit ties to Russia deepen… By J.J. Patrick and Wendy Siegelman
Asked about the most important issues facing Britain since World War II, PM May has nothing to say.
Within Leave.EU’s business network sits a plain looking diamond. Lesotho faces elections in June…
Has someone else taken an active role in terror attacks aimed at the democracies being targeted?
Marine Le Pen’s financial links and open investigations reveal the scale of Russia’s EU operations.
Cambridge Analytica has responded to this investigation with a request for clarifications.
Behind a labyrinthine network of data companies sits the connection between Trump, UKIP, and Russia.
Right-wing parties are working together globally and this international network is linked to Russia.
Data is now the single most valuable commodity in the world and it is being used as a weapon…
Exclusive: UK Lawyers and academics await the review of controversial legal advice in Brussels…
During the course of my investigations in Sweden, I spent time talking to people across Malmö…
Exclusive: Documents reveal the details of the Electoral Commission investigation into Leave.EU
Investigating crime and immigration in Sweden, I headed to Rosengård to find out for myself…
Investigating the truth about crime and immigration in Sweden revealed a balance in society…
An intricate interview with respected Swedish criminologist Manne Gerell on crime and immigration.
Investigating the truth about criminality in Sweden, I met with Nils Karlsson, Deputy Mayor of Malmö
In Early 2017 President Trump made claims of terror in Sweden. This investigation found the truth.