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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 15 Oct 2010 @ 2:18pm

    Re: Its one thing...

    ...to leak embarrassing documents from other governments. It is another thing entirely to release documents that embarrass the US Government.

    I want to see secret Pentagon docs all day, as long as they don't embarrass the US government.

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