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8:00 am, January 8th, 2017 - 222 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, internet, Media, Politics, social media lolz, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, twitter, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: donald trump, wikileaks
There was some unusual activity yesterday day from the Wikileaks Twitter account.
In the space of a day it managed to insert both feet into its mouth and trash its reputation.
First it complained about the US Government leaking information.
Strange thing for an entity founded on leaking to complain when another entity does the same.
Then it threatened to dox individuals and their families.
There was a massive outcry.
I mean it wouldn't be the first time Assange intruded himself into people's lives without their consent.
— Timothy Verstynen (@tdverstynen) January 6, 2017
That Wikileaks proximity graph project/idea is going about as well as expected. pic.twitter.com/niay2OggJg
— Griffin Boyce ✨ (@abditum) January 6, 2017
OK sure, WikiLeaks Stasi Force, we’ll go first. Here’s our address:
123 Go Fuck Yourself Street
San Francisco, CA 🇺🇸 https://t.co/Uy2jqgxTOU
— The Register (@TheRegister) January 6, 2017
Big day for Wikileaks. Came out as pro surveillance and anti-leak in the space of a few hours.
— Stewart Prest (@StewartPrest) January 6, 2017
WikiLeaks is auditioning for the job of Trump's political police. Well, that escalated quickly. https://t.co/rQ0jlBMffz
— Giovanni Tiso (@gtiso) January 6, 2017
Even Anonymous was pissed off.
— Central (@YourAnonCentral) January 6, 2017
After this massive outcry it deleted the tweet.
Wikileaks “Task Force” has deleted their creepy threatening tweet about doxing verified Twitter users. pic.twitter.com/VdJkrAvKoY
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) January 7, 2017
And after this it started to sound like Donald Trump.