Twitter on the rack as Big Brother struts his stuff.

by NobblySan

“If the Iranian government was to attempt to coercively obtain this information from journalists and activists of foreign nations, human rights groups around the world would speak out,”

Those are the words of Julian Assange, speaking out after the US announced that it is going to subpeona Twitter to release details of people connected to Wikileaks.

Apparently the court order granted against the Californian-based site was granted on 14th December, along with a further order banning them from disclosing that it had been ordered to comply, or that the investigation even existed. That restraint has now been lifted.

As we’ve stated before on here, we’re not huge fans of Mr Assange, and think that he’s screwed up royally with the way that Wikileaks have handled the information that came into their hands. However, the more that comes out about this, the more the USA is shown to be anything but the land of the free.

Where will this end, are they next going to trawl back through the records of the cowardly and weak-kneed Paypal, to discover who has ever donated money to Wikileaks, and then pursue them for supporting what they like to refer to as ‘terrorism’? Such hypocrisy is truly galling from a nation that gave widespread public and official support to Irish terrorism in the 1970s and 80s.

If nothing else, at least Assange has kept the hypocrisy and double standards of national governments in the spotlight, and got people fired up to dig, investigate, question and not let matters lie.

8 Comments to “Twitter on the rack as Big Brother struts his stuff.”

  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – personally, I think Julian Assange is a w*nker !

    I think the way he has gone about releasing all these classified cables that have been passed to Wikileaks has been stupid and counter-productive.

    That said, he has provided a public service by exposing the hypocrisy and secrecy of Government actions – and the attempts by the US Government to seek to punish him for so doing is shameful.

    Jeez, even Fox News has broadcast a defense of Assange . .


  2. I’m so ashamed… 😳


  3. By the way, my shame is even greater now with the tragic news from Arizona. I sure hope that nutjob wasn’t inspired be the “2nd Amendment remedies” craziness from the 2010 campaign! 😐


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