I have a similar one that might help or might not be a bug.
Selling Steel Song Intel (no related conflict) to a Mok Politician Contact while Steel Song and Mok are in an Alliance gives Steel Song +1 Conflict score and not Mok. Shouldn't it be Mok that gets the +1?
The Mok Politician has Entertainer Addict, Tinkerer, and 2 unknown traits.
I found this happening again. Selling Alta Mesa (no related conflict) intel to Steel Song during a Trade Alliance between them gives AM the +1. It says it will weaken AM but the opposite happens. What I know about the contact is in the last image.