Speech? Press? Free?


A controversial website that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously post government and corporate documents has been taken offline in the US.

Wikileaks.org, as it is known, was cut off from the internet following a California court ruling, the site says.

Here’s how the homepage looks now. Background on Wikileaks at Wikipedia. Slashdot reports that Wikileaks also sustained a fire and a denial of service attack. The domain name of Wikileaks is offline, but the site has been mirrored. Fascinating to see the interaction of whistleblowers, courts, and in this case a bank for the ultra-rich allegedly supporting tax evasion and money laundering.

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