What was the Wikileaks case?
Wikileaks is an organisation founded by Julian Assange that anonymously leaked information that was regarded secret through its website.
Some information that was leaked included internal documents from the Church of Scientology, leaked emails from Sarah Palin and classified military videos.
A former Army intelligence analyst by the name of Chelsea Manning was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in prison for violating the Espionage Act in 2013.
Digital resistance online
WikiLeaks ‘‘established a powerful brand identity as a technologically sophisticated service capable of distributing purloined data anonymously and publicizing its release.’’ (Fenster, 2011, p.7).
This use of global information networks for political retribution explores the ways in which we can use global online networks for purposes other than communication. It can be used for political digital resistance that can ultimately enforce change in our governments and in our social systems.
My remediation this week is a play on words – exploring how leaking information online can have a global impact.
CNN. 2019. WikiLeaks Fast Facts. Available at: https://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/03/world/wikileaks-fast-facts/index.html. [Accessed 30 September 2019].
Fenster, M. (2011, 28 March). Disclosure’s effects: WikiLeaks and transparency. SSRN Working Paper Series. Accessed 28 May 2013 from http://ssrn.com/abstract=1797945. [Accessed 30 September 2019].