An activist has just leaked thousands of private messages of an organization that’s been known to publishing others’ secrets.
More than 11,000 direct messages from a Twitter group used by WikiLeaks and around 10 close supporters have been posted online by journalist and activist Emma Best, exposing private chats between 2015 and 2017.
The leaked chats have been referenced by American media outlets earlier this year, but for the very first time, all 11,000 messages have been published online, allowing anyone to scroll through and read messages themselves.
“The chat is presented nearly in its entirety, with less than a dozen redactions made to protect the privacy and personal information of innocent, third parties. The redactions don’t include any information that’s relevant to WikiLeaks or their activities,” Best said.
The leaked DMs of the private Twitter chat group, dubbed “Wikileaks +10” by Best, show WikiLeak’s strong Republican favoritism, as some portions of the previously leaked chats already showed WikiLeaks’ criticism of Hillary Clinton and support for the GOP.
The leaked messages sent by WikiLeaks Twitter account likely believed to be controlled by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange himself, called Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton a “bright, well-connected, sadistic sociopath” and said “it would be much better for the GOP to win,” in November 2015.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, WikiLeaks made public stolen emails from officials of Democratic National Committee (DNC), including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, as well as documents on CIA hacking tools.
Best, the freedom of information activist, posted the leaked conversations to her personal blog on Sunday, claiming many of the messages contained offensive material.