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Thousands of WikiLeaks' Private Messages Made Public

Thousands of WikiLeaks' Private Messages Made Public
(Alex Milan Tracy/AP)

By    |   Monday, 30 July 2018 04:45 PM

A journalist published thousands of Twitter direct messages on her website between WikiLeaks and accounts that support it, offering another glimpse into the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Emma Best, who identifies herself as a journalist on the East Coast and who has ties to a nonprofit website that publishes government documents obtained through FOIA requests, published the messages on her website Sunday.

The 11,000 messages date back to 2015 and go through November 2017. They contain messages between WikiLeaks and other people regarding the 2016 election and other international matters.

"The idea was that the attitudes and behavior of [Wikileaks] behind closed doors is relevant, especially their coordination of PR, propaganda, and troll ops through assets that are public supporters but not publicly known to take cues from WL," Best told Motherboard after she published the messages.

Some of the messages contain light redactions, which Best said was done to protect sources. The redactions, she noted, do not alter the content of the messages.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 under political asylum.  

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Twitter direct messages with WikiLeaks have been published after a journalist's Freedom of Information Act request, offering another glimpse into the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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