Wikileaks undermined by civil war

Splits in the WikiLeaks group have emerged in the wake of its latest leak.

Since coming to the public’s attention, WikiLeaks has continued to unveil highly classified information despite allegations that it is putting innocent lives at risk in Afghanistan.

And the number of contributors who have since quit their roles and come out criticising the website has steadily increased.
Founder Julian Assange’s second-in-command Daniel Schmidt (real name Daniel Domscheit-Berg) has quit the organisation, stating: “This one-dimensional confrontation with the USA is not what we set out to do.”

Another ex-WikiLeaker, Birgitta Jónsdóttir said the whistleblowing group was now only concerned with “international scoops”.
Assange responded by claiming the accusations were from “peripheral players … spreading poisonous false rumours”. He added: “Over the past four years we have published leaks from more than 100 countries, from New York to Nairobi. We always prioritise our releases based on their potential impact and the timeliness.”

Assange, who is also embroiled in a r a p e investigation in Sweden, walked out of an interview with CNN after persistent questioning about his private life.

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(Source: The Independent)

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