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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


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:09PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:09PM (#715797)

    Manners go a long way and generally indicate a person has had some ethical learning. Doesn't mean they are a good person, many liars and cheats seem like wonderful people at first.

    Clinton did a lot of shitty stuff, typical neo-liberal agenda selling out the people, but I would 100% rather have him around than Trump. Trump has pretty much zero redeeming value and only accidentally do his policies have side effects which help out the average person.

    You are comparing apples and oranges. Also, at least Bill's escapades were consensual. Trump is a gross example of why we have sexual harassment laws and would make a good poster boy for the #metoo movement.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:13PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:13PM (#715798)

    Lol, someone isn't old enough to remember Juanita Broaderick.

  • (Score: 1) by exaeta on Wednesday August 01 2018, @07:17PM

    by exaeta (6957) on Wednesday August 01 2018, @07:17PM (#715862) Homepage Journal

    I don't think his policies are "accidentally" good. I think he actually has some brains, but is a "people pleaser". Although you might dislike Trump, I think he's trying to appeal to his fan base and sell his products (after his presidential run is over), rather than be a well-liked guy.

    He's realized that he can get a *cough* certain segment *cough* of the population to like him by acting this way. It's very intentional and not an issue of lack of self control. Compare and contrast pre-politics Trump to post-politics Trump. He actually seems fairly smart. Which is why, despite how he sounds, many of his policies actually work, granted, he does implement some stupid ones (mostly to please that *cough* certain segment *cough* of the population).

    In a nutshell, Trump is a selfish businessman that actually has done some sensible things when *cough* certain people *cough* aren't looking, but when they are he will usually do whatever they want him to. (I am also assuming, he may be more sensible when he isn't up for reelection in his second term)

    The Government is a Bird