Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council is an American non-governmental organization and non-partisan “think tank” formed in 1961.1) According to its website, the Council “galvanizes US leadership and engagement in the world, in partnership with allies and partners, to shape solutions to global challenges.”2)

Its stated mandate, publications and actions are consistent with the authoritarian political structure described as globalism.

Affiliations

Corporate Members

The Atlantic Council’s corporate program “engages the private sector as a crucial partner. Through substantive partnerships, networking opportunities, event sponsorship, and corporate membership, the program provides partners unique opportunities to achieve business and corporate responsibility goals.”3) 4)

Name Donations to the Council Notes
BlackRock $50,000.00 – $99,000.00 Lifetime donations as of 20195)

Election Integrity

On May 17, 2018, Facebook announced it had partnered with the Atlantic Council “to strengthen our election integrity efforts around the world.”6) The press release hails the AC as having “a stellar reputation looking at innovative solutions to hard problems.”

“Facebook will also use the Atlantic Council’s Digital Research Unit Monitoring Missions during elections and other highly sensitive moments. This will allow us to focus on a particular geographic area — monitoring for misinformation and foreign interference and also working to help educate citizens as well as civil society.”7)

Elliot Gabriel of the Centre for Research on Globalization wrote, “with its leadership comprised of retired military officers, former policymakers, and top figures from the U.S. National Security State and Western business elites, the Atlantic Council’s role policing the social network should be viewed as a virtual takeover of Facebook by the imperialist state and the council’s extensive list of ultra-wealthy and corporate donors.”8)

1)
Small, M. (1998). The Atlantic Council–The Early Years (pp. 2–3). North Atlantic Treaty Organization. https://www.nato.int/acad/fellow/96-98/small.pdf
2)
Shaping the global future together. Atlantic Council. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://archive.ph/XsR11
4)
Atlantic Council/Corporate Members. WikiSpooks. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://archive.ph/zWivw
5)
Honor roll of contributors. Atlantic Council. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://archive.ph/0socH
6)
Meta. (2018, May 17). We’re proud to partner with @AtlanticCouncil to strengthen our election integrity efforts around the world. We’ll work with experts from their Digital Research Labs to share real-time insights and ideas to better fight abuse on our platform. [Tweet]. Twitter. https://archive.ph/fEsS3
7)
Harbath, K. (2018, May 17). Announcing New Election Partnership With the Atlantic Council. Facebook. https://archive.ph/TAMUM
8)
Gabriel, E. (2018, October 14). Facebook Partners with Hawkish Atlantic Council, a NATO Lobby Group, to “Protect Democracy.” Centre for Research on Globalization. https://archive.ph/Wx387
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