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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: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:00PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:00PM (#715790)

    While I agree with your general sentiment there are always outliers where it is better to hide the truth at least for a little while.

    Beware the absolute statements!

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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:22PM

    Yeah, I assumed we could take that for granted. General principles do not need to cover all specifics.

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