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#INTERNET #WEB #WIKILEAKS #politics #media #Guardian ~ The Man Who Spilled the Secrets [http://bit.ly/ghH31j]


The ideal role of a journalistic outlet, in Assange’s view, is to be a passive conduit for reality, or at least for slivers of reality, with as little intervention as possible—no editing, no contextualizing, no explanations, no thinking, no weighing of one person’s claims against another’s, no regard for consequences. The technology that Assange has worked on for most of his career possesses immense capabilities, and cannot be controlled by a single institution or voice. It is perhaps for this reason that WikiLeaks—ultimately replaceable by the next technologically savvy anarchist—is so disturbing to so many.



The Man Who Spilled the Secrets


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Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair, Feb 2011

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