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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: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:08PM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:08PM (#716261) Homepage Journal

    Yeah, it may be a southern thing - but these kids have begun to annoy me. Four, five years ago, some of them started calling me "Mister Runaway". I griped. Griping about it just caused more of them to call me that. Now? About the only people who don't "mister" me are the ones I've been working with for more than ten years. That is, all the rest of the old bastards.

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  • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:19PM (1 child)

    by Freeman (732) on Thursday August 02 2018, @03:19PM (#716280) Journal

    The first one may have been genuine, but assuming the others know you don't like being called that. They're not being polite and / or they're not comfortable calling you anything else. The older you are, the more likely someone's going to call you Mister. Have you already been asked about the Senior Discount? At a certain point some people just look a bit older, like my dad. Who just took it in stride and usually made some small joke around it. Sure, he's old enough now to get the Senior Discount when going out to eat, but it's not necessarily so cool to be 40s-50s and being asked about a Senior Discount (Typically 65+, for those that may not know).

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    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday August 03 2018, @01:01AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday August 03 2018, @01:01AM (#716514) Homepage Journal

      Senior discounts - yeah. Now and then. It's not something I think about. Waitress or cashier asks me how old I am - I just respond, because, uhhh, conditioning I guess. Yeah, I'm eligible, but I'm not looking for a discount when I sit down for a meal, or whatever.

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