Daniel Halliday
Dec 21 · Last update 1 mo. ago.
Are Julian Assange and WikiLeaks having a positive or negative impact?
Julian Assange is a cyber activist and the creator of WikiLeaks, a website for whistle-blowers and the leaking of secret information and news. In August 2012 Julian Assange was granted asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and has been confined there ever since, fearing for his safety if he leaves due to an expected extradition to the United States. As it looks like the Ecuadorian government have been recently considering a change of tact in harbouring Assange, let’s consider: Is Julian Assange promoting transparency and challenging corruption through WikiLeaks or threatening the security of individuals, governments, companies and entire nations?
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Wikileaks’ impact has been mixed
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Wikileaks’ impact has been mixed

Wikileaks is any important service, but they may have gone too far with certain content that is published, they have published, on average, a million documents a year, and it is just too much content to be properly moderated. As a result there have been a number of occasions when certain individual’s personal information have been published on the site, with no clear news or scandal connection. Wikileaks started an important movement, but has some failings as a service. The site needs reviewing, and there are other similar services, whistleblowers and personalities covering similar news content on other sites that may adequately bridge this gap.

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