Written By: - Date published: 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.
Wikileaks is suddenly very upset about…leaks. pic.twitter.com/WUZBSJ4I53
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 6, 2017
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.
@fivefifths 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.
— Anonymous (@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.
— Christoph Rehage (@crehage) January 7, 2017