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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: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @06:15PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @06:15PM (#715836)

    He did nothing the New York Times and Washington Post didn't engage in a few decades ago. We used to call it "journalism", it's actually mentioned in the Bill of Rights.

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @10:59PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @10:59PM (#715954)

    We used to call it "journalism", it's actually mentioned in the Bill of Rights.

    Well, excuse me if I deny Assange any and all rights granted in the US Constitution due to the fact that the weaselly coward is not a US citizen, or even in the US. He's hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. And I believe a foreigner releasing those documents violates US law.

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:26PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 02 2018, @02:26PM (#716233) Homepage Journal

      No, you should excuse me, because as you say, Assange is not a US citizen, nor does he reside in the US. No jurisdiction. If some American tells him something, and he repeats is, he has broken no US law, and certainly no enforceable US law.

      Let's say you post some meaningless nonsense insult about some petty despot in some God-forsaken country halfway around the world. Does that little prick have some right to abduct your ass, haul you into court in his own country, charge you, try you, convict you, then execute you?

      No jurisdiction means, "Nyaah, nyaah, nyaah, you can't touch me if you respect your own laws!"

      But, the US respects no laws - not even it's own laws.

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