33 Facts About WikiLeaks

1. In its leak of DNC e-mails, WikiLeaks revealed the details of an ordinary staffer's suicide attempt and brought attention to it through a tweet.

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2. Some of WikiLeaks' cables "described patients with psychiatric conditions, seriously ill children or refugees".

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3. In 2012 when WikiLeaks began to run out of funds, Assange began to host a television show on Russia Today, Russia's state-owned news network.

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4. In April 2016, WikiLeaks tweeted criticism of the Panama Papers, which had among other things revealed Russian businesses and individuals linked with offshore ties.

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5. In May 2010, WikiLeaks said it had video footage of a massacre of civilians in Afghanistan by the US military which they were preparing to release.

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6. In September 2017, WikiLeaks released "Spy Files Russia", revealing "how a St Petersburg-based technology company called Peter-Service helped state entities gather detailed data on Russian cellphone users, part of a national system of online surveillance called System for Operative Investigative Activities.

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7. On 5 May 2017, WikiLeaks posted links to e-mails purported to be from Emmanuel Macron's campaign in the French 2017 presidential election.

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8. On 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks started publishing content code-named "Vault 7".

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9. On 16 February 2017, WikiLeaks released a purported report on CIA espionage orders for the 2012 French presidential election.

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10. On 17 October 2016 WikiLeaks announced that a "state party" had severed the Internet connection of Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy.

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11. On 7 October 2016, WikiLeaks started releasing series of emails and documents sent from or received by Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, including Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to banks.

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12. On 22 July 2016, WikiLeaks released approximately 20,000 emails and 8,000 files sent from or received by Democratic National Committee personnel.

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13. On 4 July 2016, WikiLeaks tweeted a link to a trove of emails sent or received by then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and released under the Freedom of Information Act.

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14. On 21 October 2015 WikiLeaks published some of John O Brennan's emails, including a draft security clearance application which contained personal information.

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15. On 31 July 2015, WikiLeaks published secret intercepts and the related target list showing that the NSA spied on Japanese government, including the Cabinet and Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi and Mitsui.

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16. On 29 July 2015, WikiLeaks published a top secret letter from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Ministerial Meeting in December 2013 which illustrated the position of negotiating countries on "state-owned enterprises" (SOEs).

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17. On 4 July 2015, WikiLeaks published documents which showed that 29 Brazilian government numbers were selected for secret espionage by the NSA.

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18. In July 2015, WikiLeaks published documents which showed that the NSA had tapped the telephones of many German federal ministries, including that of the Chancellor Angela Merkel, for years since the 1990s.

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19. On 29 June 2015, WikiLeaks published more NSA top secrets intercepts regarding France, detailing an economic espionage against French companies and associations.

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20. On 23 June 2015, WikiLeaks published documents under the name of "Espionnage Elysee", which showed that NSA spied on the French government, including but not limited to then President Francois Hollande and his predecessors Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac.

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21. On 19 June 2015 WikiLeaks began publishing The Saudi Cables: more than half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry that contain secret communications from various Saudi Embassies around the world.

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22. On 10 June 2015, WikiLeaks published the draft on the Trans-Pacific Partnership's Transparency for Healthcare Annex, along with each country's negotiating position.

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23. In September 2013, WikiLeaks published "Spy Files 3", 250 documents from more than 90 surveillance companies.

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24. On 25 October 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Detainee Policies, files covering the rules and procedures for detainees in US military custody.

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25. On 27 February 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing more than five million emails from the Texas-headquartered "global intelligence" company Stratfor.

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26. On 29 July 2010 WikiLeaks added an "Insurance file" to the Afghan War Diary page.

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27. In January 2009, WikiLeaks released 86 telephone intercept recordings of Peruvian politicians and businessmen involved in the 2008 Peru oil scandal.

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28. In June 2010, WikiLeaks was a finalist for a grant of more than half a million dollars from the John S and James L Knight Foundation, but did not make the final approval.

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29. On 18 May 2010, WikiLeaks announced that its website and archive were operational again.

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30. In July 2010, the Foundation stated that WikiLeaks was not receiving any money for personnel costs, only for hardware, travelling and bandwidth.

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31. On 24 December 2009, WikiLeaks announced that it was experiencing a shortage of funds and suspended all access to its website except for a form to submit new material.

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32. In April 2011, WikiLeaks began publishing 779 secret files relating to prisoners detained in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

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33. In 2010, WikiLeaks released the US State Department diplomatic "cables", classified cables that had been sent to the US State Department.

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