Duncan Campbell's 2021 Hit-Piece
Campbell's latest hit-piece, just like his 2018 hit-piece, has pushed conspiracy theories, distortions and false allegations (including some that are easy to demonstrate and others that both the author and editor should have known were false and misleading).
A detailed rebuttal to Campbell's latest nonsense is here.
As of May 2021, Computer Weekly editors William Goodwin and Bryan Glick have willfully retained disinformation for over a year following evidence being pointed out to them. As of August 2021, Computer Weekly has been a platform for disinformation for a total of three years despite evidence demonstrating this being available in the public domain just one day after publication.
Details of editor William Goodwin's subsequent mishandling of a dispute, concealing facts from Computer Weekly readers and becoming implicated in a deception through omission as a result of their latest hit-piece can be found here. (This provides evidence discrediting the narrative of their January piece by revealing contents of my communications to others showing the very limited interactions I had would have deterred allegations being made.)
Duncan Campbell's 2018 Hit-Piece
Duncan Campbell's 2018 hit-piece collapsed when his own theories fell apart and new evidence emerged corroborating the findings of those he had defamed. (An archive of older articles covering this is available here.)
Efforts to get Campbell and Computer Weekly to accept facts and evidence up to the end of 2020 are documented here.
Duncan Campbell's Campaign
Duncan Campbell has been caught pushing bogus rumors and false allegations multiple times going back to 2017. His published work has used a combination of disinformation, conspiracy theories, innuendo and straw-man attacks.
Based on what I know of our history, I believe that Campbell has been motivated to attack me ever since I criticized an article he co-authored with James Risen in November 2017. I believe his desire to undermine me morphed into a thirst for revenge after he made a fool of himself in front of VIPS members and editors at The Register when he was challenged on a series of false allegations and bogus McCarthyite rumours he had been pushing to different people. He was unable to substantiate the claims he had been making. I never reported the full story about this because I wasn't that interested in discrediting Campbell at the time. Now though, I know it's critical for context as it helps to explain why someone like Campbell would sink so low.
Campbell seems to have consistently ignored a considerable array of evidence that has built up, and, when it comes to the original topic of our dispute, Campbell's position is weaker than it was in 2018 (both in terms of his own theories falling apart and discoveries being made that corroborate the findings of those Campbell had defamed).
Campbell's claims about evidence, and false justification for alleging a "scam" are proven false.
Campbell now seems desperate to portray my "Guccifer 2.0: Game Over" project as being anything other than an effort to catalogue evidence and to report on the many significant discoveries made through analysis of open source evidence in the public domain in pursuit of a better understanding of the Guccifer 2.0 operation.
Campbell has tried desperately to push false cause and intent (eg. "helping Trump deny links to Russians", "fueling Seth Rich conspiracy theories", "supporting Russia", etc.) and try to shift the frame of the argument away from original dispute regarding the Guccifer 2.0 operation.
I do not know why Campbell has so desperately wanted to discredit open source investigations into Guccifer 2.0, nor why he has been willing to act maliciously and fraudulently in his efforts to achieve this.
I have tried to reach out to Campbell quite a few times to discuss the above but he never responds.