Daily Dot: WikiLeaks website is struggling to stay online—as millions of documents disappear. “WikiLeaks’ website appears to be coming apart at the seams, with more and more of the organization’s content unavailable without explanation. WikiLeaks technical issues, which have been ongoing for months, have gotten worse in recent weeks as increasingly larger portions of its website no longer function.”
Gizmodo: The U.S. Government Has Amassed Terabytes of Internal WikiLeaks Data. “Late last year, the U.S. government accidentally revealed that a sealed complaint had been filed against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Shortly before this was made public, the FBI reconfirmed its investigation of WikiLeaks was ongoing, and the Wall Street Journal reported that the Department of Justice was optimistic that it would be able to extradite Assange. Soon after, portions of sealed transcripts leaked that implicate WikiLeaks and Assange in directing hackers to target governments and corporations. The charges against Assange have not been officially revealed, though it’s plausible that the offenses are related to Russian hacking and the DNC emails.”
Julian Assange is making the claims that Google is involved with Hilary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims that Google has been working closely with US presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton’s campaign in efforts to promote the candidate in the race to the White House. Speaking from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, via video conference as part of a two-day media event named ‘New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream’, he said: ‘Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign,’ the Sputnik reported.” Now I have no idea if this is true or not and no ability to assess. But the fact that this is even coming up, or is being considered a meaningful accusation, means that more questions should be asked about how search engines and social media control information flow, and about the algorithms tech sites use to distribute information.