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Wikileaks: how web technologies are changing the game for freedom of information.

Heusser, Felipe (2010) Wikileaks: how web technologies are changing the game for freedom of information. International Affairs at LSE (16 Dec 2010). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A true information and political earthquake resulted from the collision of the two great plates of internet freedom and US diplomacy. The epicenter? Wikileaks, a well known website led by Julian Assange since 2006 that encourages online whistle-blowing with the guarantee to keep the source a secret. Coming from Chile, it is difficult for me not to think about earthquakes when describing such a big political crash. However, being fair with Wikileaks, earthquakes have a doubtless destructive power that the website arguably does not have: at least the picture of Wikileaks is one of a rich variety of grey, rather than plain black or white.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/ideas/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Collections > International Affairs at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 00:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83038

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