British Undercover Police Instigates Violence on Indymedia, Get Caught due to Use of Government IPs
For years now, police have been using activist website Indymedia in attempts to sow mistrust, demoralise movements and to incite violence and illegality.
Police postings came to light following an internal investigation on persistent disinformation being published to Indymedia UK. Technically Indymedia is supposed to safeguard it’s posters by not logging IP addresses. In actual fact there are IP filters. Although IP addresses are only stored temporarily, those of persistent abusers are kept in order to prevent the site from being overwhelmed. Moderators of Indymedia UK identified the Gateway-303 server as being the source of numerous such posts. A filter was set up to capture the behaviour of the individual(s) who were hiding behind the server.
One IP address so identified was 18.104.22.168 , which correlates with the server gateway303.energis.gsi.gov.uk. There are similar servers, gateway-301 & gateway-302 with IP addresses 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 respectively. Other servers identified are gateway-101, gateway-202, gateway-201, etc
See also these Guardian stories from earlier this month: Activists walk free as undercover officer prompts collapse of case, Tricked, betrayed, violated: did police spy use sex to win activists’ trust?