Five Eyes to name nations responsible for interference

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The “Five Eyes” is a term for the traditional cooperation between the intelligence services of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K., and the U.S. The Australian reports (paywall):

  • In a joint statement, senior officials from the Five Eyes countries “said foreign governments, actors, and their proxies were involved in ‘coercive, deceptive and clandestine activities’ to ‘sow discord, manipulate public discourse, bias the development of policy, or disrupt markets.’”
  • The Five Eyes countries agreed: “In the event of a severe foreign interference incident within our sovereign nations, we agreed the five countries would coordinate on appropriate responses and attribution” (emphasis added).