Julian Assange - Why the World Needs WikiLeaks

The recent publication of over 91,000 classified documents concerning questionable military activities taking place in Afghanistan over the past few years has created a national debate.

At the heart of the controversy are at least four important issues: 1) providing whistle-blowers with an anonymous and safe platform to expose institutional corruption in corporations and governments, 2) evaluating the veracity of the information leaked, 3) fostering institutional transparency and accountability, and 4) potentially undermining national security.

In the following interview, Julian Assange, founder of the (in)famous Wikileaks, discusses the history of his organization, what he considers to be its social and ethical importance, as well as some of the funny methods WikiLeaks employs in order to corroborate the information it receives.

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