Wikileaks Says US Pressure Resulted In Donation Account Being Shut Down

from the financial-censorship dept

While it's sometimes difficult to take the claims of persecution from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange seriously, it is interesting to see that Wikileak's donation account with Moneybookers has been shut down, and the company itself told Assange that it was due to the site being added to a US watchlist and an Australian blacklist. It's unclear what "watchlist" the US has for websites, but if this is accurate, it seems like another unfortunate example of US gov't censorship, this time through blocking financial resources.

Filed Under: blacklists, censorship, donations, pressure, wikileaks


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    iamtheky (profile), 15 Oct 2010 @ 10:36am

    We didnt point the gun....yet. We just happen to have a gun, and are watching, which we were already doing anyway. The only new development is that Moneybookers would prefer to not be on watch/black lists and will take the actions needed to remain so.


    Im sure you'll find all the other endpoints of the wikileaks moneytrail equally as 'watched'.

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