Internet privatization, WikiLeaks, and free expression

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In late 2010, the online nonprofit media organization WikiLeaks published classified documents detailing correspondence between the U.S. State Department and its diplomatic missions around the world, numbering around 250,000 cables. These diplomatic cables contained classified information with comments on world leaders, foreign states, and various international and domestic issues. Negative reactions to the publication of these cables came from both the U.S. political class (which was generally condemnatory of WikiLeaks, invoking national security concerns and the jeopardizing of U.S. interests abroad) and the corporate world, with various companies ceasing to continue to provide services to WikiLeaks despite no legal measure (e.g., a court injunction) forcing them to do so.
LanguageEnglish
Pages2693-2703
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Communication
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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  • internet privatization
  • Wikileaks
  • free expression

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