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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?

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  • (Score: 2) by VLM on Wednesday August 01 2018, @03:20PM (1 child)

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday August 01 2018, @03:20PM (#715723)

    examples of homophobia, transphobia, ableism, sexism, racism, antisemitism and other objectionable content and language.

    This is the state of "left-wing" of a country that a decade ago was claiming that there is no left-wing party in USA, there is right and there is far-right.

    If you want to put people in camps, you can't do it at a propaganda level by saying "put em in camps" you do it by helping everyone see they're nuts and the most logical path of least resistance for dealing with violent irrational loons is putting them in camps for everyone's safety.

    Meanwhile the "Evil Nazis" look like saints, best economic growth ever, great foreign policy achievements, sane and stable looking compared to the nutjobs violently rioting in the street and the propaganda channels which seem completely disconnected from day to day reality (because... they are)

    The people doing the most to put the left in camps in the future, are on the left... Thanks guys, we really appreciate the help!

    Something similar kinda happened in the 1.0 days back in Germany in the 20s, some really disgusting stuff going on culturally in Weimar Germany led to the general population attitude of, well, better having them in ovens than having them as neighbors...

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:54PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:54PM (#716253) Homepage Journal

    general population attitude of, well, better having them in ovens than having them as neighbors...

    TBH, I would have to go searching for credible citations. But, I was always under the impression that the "general population" of Germany was kept ignorant of the concentration camps. You had to be a member of the party before you might be given any of that information. And, yes, even members of the party who had no "need to know" were probably kept ignorant.

    Things probably changed as the war progressed, and people probably began to guess what was going on.

    But, I'll repeat - I would have to do some serious searching to back that up.

    “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.” ― George S. Patton on Ukraine