WikiLeaks Has Officially Lost the Moral High Ground

WikiLeaks is releasing sensitive documents – including emails from the Democratic National Committee in the United States and those of the Turkish prime minister – without ample vetting: “lately the timing of and tone surrounding their leaks have felt a little off,” comments Emma Grey Ellis for Wired. “If they’re not scrutinizing their own leaks on the base level of their content, it’s not hard to imagine that WikiLeaks could unwittingly become part of someone else’s agenda.” Critics suggest that huge dumps of documents do more damage to a free and open internet than government controls because the ongoing threat of release deters many from using the internet at all. Ellis concludes that those who wish to leak secrets have multiple conduits including newspapers. “WikiLeaks’ moral high ground depends on its ability to act as an honest conduit,” Ellis concludes. “Right now it’s acting like a damaged filter.” – YaleGlobal

WikiLeaks Has Officially Lost the Moral High Ground

Document dumps on WikiLeaks lack vetting and are timed with particular political agendas; some users may withdraw from the internet
Emma Grey Ellis
Friday, July 29, 2016

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