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Wikileaks – is this the big dump?

Tambini, Damian (2011) Wikileaks – is this the big dump? Media Policy Blog (25 Aug 2011). Website.

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When Wikileaks began to publish the US cables in 2010, the mainstream media tended to drastically overestimate the rate at which they were being released – in part to support the myth that Wikileaks acted irresponsibly. But cooler analysis showed that the site – through its collaboration with the Guardian, the New York Times and others was in fact very cautious not to put military personnel and sources at risk. The cables in fact were trickled out: first just a few hundred of the more than 250,000 were released in a redacted and selected form, and later a broader range of media partners took the place of the Guardian and New York Times in doing the selection and redaction. By the end of July 2011 Wikileaks reported that only around 20,000 cables had been released. But in the last few days all that has changed. Now almost 65000 cables have been released and so far today nearly 14000 cables. Is this WL showing its real irresponsible colours and simply dumping the rest of the cables online

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 13:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:36

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