The Redemption of WikiLeaks?
Wikileaks was the future, once. Bursting onto the scene in 2006, the platform for whistleblowers and hackers, fronted by its charismatic Australian-born publisher Julian Assange, was involved in a series of disclosures that rocked the diplomatic and military establishment, particularly in the U.S.But along the way, the small group of activists behind the platform drew controversy. Their resistance to redacting controversial information was questioned. Assange was driven into hiding in London's Ecuadorian embassy after Swedish authorities issued a warrant for his arrest over a rape allegation (which he denies.) Now, with the C.I.A leak, it seems WikiLeaks is taking a more moderate, back-to-basics approach. So does this represent the start of a rehabilitation? And what's next?
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