Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetOther - Internet · 8 years ago

What is wikileaks?? 10 pts For Best Awnser?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Wikileaks is a website where people in governments or big companies can give over confidential documents anonymously so that they can be shown on the site. The term for this is 'whistle blowing' and the documents usually reveal something very dodgy that's been going on behind closed doors.

    Wikileaks has released lots of secret government documents over the years including most recently information on Guantanamo Bay.

    You can check it out at

    Hope I helped. :)

  • 8 years ago

    Wikileaks is part of the outcome from the cypherpunk scene. By allowing anonymous submissions of data, they became a repository for anything anybody wanted to send in.

    Hypothetically, if you had access to information that you thought was news worthy, but didn't want to reveal your identity, then you could submit it to wikileaks and people would debate it's veracity.

    For a while wikileaks was a boring place, then some government files were leaked to them, and so everyone got upset. Now the owner is a wanted man to some people. It's really rather silly, they just received the data, whoever sent it could have sent it to just about anybody.

  • 8 years ago

    WikiLeaks is an independent, non-profit online media organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous sources. The WikiLeaks website was launched in 2006 by the Sunshine Press. Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents.

    The organization’s self-stated mandate explains “Our primary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to those in the west who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their own governments and corporations.”

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