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posted by chromas on Wednesday August 01 2018, @01:31PM   Printer-friendly
from the delete-this dept.

Activist publishes 11,000 Wikileaks Twitter direct messages

An activist has published 11,000 direct messages on Twitter between the Wikileaks account and a group of its supporters. The direct messages were published by Emma Best on her own website. Her Twitter account states that she is a journalist on the East Coast. Best has been critical of Wikileaks and has advocated for government transparency. Some of the direct messages were previously published, but this is the first time all of the direct messages have been posted.

The messages show that Wikileaks wanted the GOP to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections. "We believe it would be much better for the GOP to win," the Wikileaks account states to a supporter named "Emmy B" in one of the messages from 2015.

Why would they do that?

Clinton: I don't recall joking about droning Julian Assange

Oh.


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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by Whoever on Wednesday August 01 2018, @03:14PM (2 children)

    by Whoever (4524) on Wednesday August 01 2018, @03:14PM (#715721) Journal

    Assange/Wikileaks deserves to hang by their own petard.

    It's "hoist", not "hang".

    A petard is a type of bomb. It was used to blast open gates. The petardier would make the petard and attach it to the enemy's gates. If it exploded too soon, the petardier would be hoisted by his own petard.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @03:46PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @03:46PM (#715743)

    LOL Back to the future Biff Tannen.

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:32PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:32PM (#715773)

      Make like a tree and get out of here.