Wikileaks – liberating those skeletons from government closets?

Clearly I’ve been remiss in my recent blog and news reading since I only came across Wikileaks by accident. A bit embarrassing really given the name of my blog!

The blurb on the site says:

Wikileaks is developing an uncensorableWikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Ourprimary interests are oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Sovietbloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to beof assistance to those in the west who wish to reveal unethicalbehaviour in their own governments and corporations. We aim for maximumpolitical impact; this means our interface is identical to Wikipediaand usable by non-technical people. We have received over 1.2 milliondocuments so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources.

I couldn’t find any evidence of the 1.2 million documents they refer to, though the FAQs section refers to a live date of March 2007.  I can only assume the launch is delayed pending getting the dirt on Gordon Brown’s ‘Great Pensions Robbery“!

Whether the site turns out to have any authoritative content  on it, or is just merely a repository of innuendo and gossip remains to be seen. Should I be subscribing I wonder?!

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