mudra Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:21 pm
‘Would I do this again? Definitely’: Assange goes Reddit
Julian Assange has launched his very own Q&A thread on Reddit on the day which marks his two years of confinement within the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Users posed the WikiLeaks founder with questions on his life in the embassy, Snowden and best leak.
“I am Julian Assange, publisher of WikiLeaks. Ask me anything,” starts the thread launched Thursday on one of the biggest net forums; the talk which followed ran uninterrupted till Assange had to go to his press conference with the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino.
“What would you say was the most important piece of information you have leaked?” users asked at once.
The ongoing PLUSD series, which contain some 2 million cables and according to Assange are used in elections and even admissible in court, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief replied.
The WIKILEAKS (PlusD) series is a Public Library of US Diplomacy that holds the world's largest searchable collection of United States confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications.
Out of the collection, Assange wrote that “closest to my heart” is Collateral Murder video leaked by US private Chelsea Manning, then known as Bradley Manning. The classified video dates back to 2007 and shows three airstrikes by a US Apache helicopter in which up to 18 people were killed including two journalists working for Reuters. The WikiLeaks released it back in 2010 and made global headlines.
Chelsea Manning is now serving a 35-year prison term for violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after releasing the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public, most of which were published by Assange’s Wikileaks.
READ MORE: http://rt.com/news/166824-assange-uk-sweden-court/Source: http://rt.com/news/167184-reddit-assange-wikileaks-q&a/