From democracy to black mail

Apparently Wikileaks are starting to sell off leaks. So they have damning secrets about Venezuela? Auctioning them off opens up for Venezuela, via some agent, to buy it back. It’s a good guess that Venezuela can afford more than any magazine can for the same information.

Wikileaks have in one stroke gone from one of the smartest way of opening up democracy and preventing corruption I’ve seen in a long time, to black mail. This goes completely contrary to the ideas Wikileaks claimed to stand for when it started. Black mail is usually illegal. I’m not sure if it is when you are black mailing a government, but it is still despiccable.


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