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however, provided new revelations about the company’s attitude toward civil liberties and freedom of speech. Morris and Steel were stunned to discover that McDonald’s had infiltrated London Greenpeace with informers, who regularly attended the group’s meetings and spied on its
The spying had begun in 1989 and did not end until 1991, nearly a year after the libel suit had been filed. McDonald’s had used subterfuge
to find out who’d distributed the leaflets, and also learnt from its spies how Morris and Steel reacted to the company’s legal action. The
company had employed at least seven different undercover agents. During some London Greenpeace meetings, about half the people in
attendance were corporate spies. One spy broke into the London Greenpeace office, took photographs, and stole documents. Another had a
six-month affair with a member of London Greenpeace while informing on his activities. McDonald’s spies inadvertently spied on each other,
unaware that the company was using at least two...
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