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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: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @03:23PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @03:23PM (#715725)

    It isn't about Hillary. Wokileaks was about transparency and publishing things people should know
      They were supposedly somewhat objective. When they began gearing their releases for political effect they lost the neutrality and became yet another shadowy organization.

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  • (Score: 1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:07PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:07PM (#715755)

    Wow.

    What is the point of restricting themselves to leaking documents that are not of a political nature? What is the point of free speech if not to challenge political power?

    The ctrl-left is so far gone, it's hopeless. The DNC massively fucked up in choosing Hillary Clinton. How that happened is something we should know.

    We need to know, because we need to decide whether the Democratic Socialists of America can save the Democratic Party from neoliberalism. If the DSA cannot, then we must abandon the Democratic Party entirely and throw our support behind perhaps the Green Party or a national revival of the Progressive Party.

    Let me put it another way. The DSA is the only way to save capitalism at this point without becoming an alt-right fascist shithole country.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:40PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:40PM (#715814)

      How that happened is something we should know.

      We already know: "It was her turn."

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @08:32PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @08:32PM (#715898)

        We already know: "It was her turn."

        And she would've gotten away with rigging the Democratic party primaries if it wasn't for those meddling Bernie Bros. And the Russian hackers too!

        (How dare they expose her corruption.)

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @10:50PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @10:50PM (#715949)

          Considering your ilk fell for a con man, thanks for pointing out the speck in someone else's eye while ignoring the beam in yours.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:19AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:19AM (#716055)

            Considering your ilk fell for a con man

            If you have any evidence to support the assertion that Bernie Sanders is a con man then please provide links to support it.

            Or did you just ignorantly assume that all critics of Clinton must be Trump supporters?

    • (Score: 5, Disagree) by PartTimeZombie on Wednesday August 01 2018, @09:50PM (1 child)

      by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Wednesday August 01 2018, @09:50PM (#715925)

      Please stop with the fiction that there is a left in US politics.

      There is a right and there is a far-right. Any illusion that any group with "Socialist" in their name will be allowed to have any national role in politics is stupid.

      The people who run America will never let any of that happen.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 03 2018, @12:48PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 03 2018, @12:48PM (#716659)

        Left and right are relative.