The Disinformation Campaign Against wikileaks (Some facts could go a long way)

There are many lies about wikileaks being spread around the net about wikileaks. The one I see most often re: cablegate is that the wikileaks dump was indiscriminate without any redactions, etc.  The actual facts are different, though.  Wikileaks has actually released less than 1% of the cables they have.  The article  “This case Must not Obscure what Wikileaks has told Us” by Johann Hari at the Independent actually covers the facts:

“Each of the wikileaks revelations has been carefully weighed to ensure there is a public interest in disclosing it. Of the more than 250,000 documents they hold, they have released fewer than 1000 – and each of those has had the names of informants, or any information that could place anyone at risk, removed. The information they have released covers areas where our governments are defying the will of their own citizens, and hiding the proof from them.”

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The Disinformation Campaign Against wikileaks (Some facts could go a long way)

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