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    Why Did Twitter Just "Lockdown" WikiLeaks Account?

    Just hours after a secret meeting with Silicon Valley tech giants to discuss censorship of "misinformation" surrounding coronavirus, and just days before Julian Assange's extradition hearings are set to continue, Kristin Hrafnsson - a WikiLeaks' journalist - reports that the WikiLeaks' Twitter account has been locked-down...
    WikiLeaks twitter account has been locked, shortly before Assange extradition hearing. All attempts to get it reopened via regular channels have been unsuccessful. It has been impossible to reach a human at twitter to resolve the issue. Can someone fix this?@twittersupport @jack
    ó Kristinn Hrafnsson (@khrafnsson) February 17, 2020
    It is not the first time Twitter has - allegedly - acted to suppress WikiLeaks voice.


    As The Washington Examiner noted as far back at 2016, Twitter lit up in late July with allegations that it tried to suppress news that secret-leaking website Wikileaks exposed thousands of emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee.
    Friday afternoon, users noted, "#DNCLeaks" was trending, with more than 250,000 tweets about it on the platform. By Friday evening, it vanished completely from the site's "trending" bar for at least 20 minutes. It returned as "#DNCLeak" after users erupted, though it was too late to quell their rage.

    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/technology...ileaks-account
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    Locked ahead of Extradition Hearings..

    Dirty Deeds Done in Dark.
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    d33p
    st8

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
    The state's only purpose is to kill and control. Why do you worship it? - Sola_Fide

    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

  5. #4
    d33p nd33d

    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
    The state's only purpose is to kill and control. Why do you worship it? - Sola_Fide

    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

  6. #5
    Since zerohedge is banned on twitter, nobody on twitter knows about this yet.
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  7. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    Since zerohedge is banned on twitter, nobody on twitter knows about this yet.
    Yes,,they do.
    Kristinn Hrafnsson
    @khrafnsson
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    WikiLeaks twitter account has been locked, shortly before Assange extradition hearing. All attempts to get it reopened via regular channels have been unsuccessful. It has been impossible to reach a human at twitter to resolve the issue. Can someone fix this?
    @twittersupport @jack
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Deep State doing everything they can to prevent Wikileaks from getting out more information.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Somebody posted on the Wikileaks Twitter account just 25 minutes ago- retweeting a clip from the Today Show. https://twitter.com/wikileaks?ref_sr...Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Guess it isn't locked? Lots of other tweets since the OP article. On the other hand, the OP is from Zerohedge. Not always reliable.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Deep State doing everything they can to prevent Wikileaks from getting out more information.
    #Assange

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/Assange?src=hashtag_click
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    It's all about Freedom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Somebody posted on the Wikileaks Twitter account just 25 minutes ago- retweeting a clip from the Today Show. https://twitter.com/wikileaks?ref_sr...Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Guess it isn't locked? Lots of other tweets since the OP article. On the other hand, the OP is from Zerohedge. Not always reliable.

    Back up.. Not a post since Feb 9,, when I checked yesterday.

    Been checking #Assange
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    It's all about Freedom

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    temporary

    Apparently, it was a temporary thing.

    https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status...ion-hearing%2F

    ...and for the record:

    Julian Assange's Extradition hearing begins next week, Monday, February 24

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    Related. Sure hope this thing goes mainstream and stirs people up.


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    The spin begins:


    A lawyer for Julian Assange has claimed in court that President Trump offered to pardon Assange if the WikiLeaks founder agreed to help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee. Assange’s lawyers said on Wednesday that former Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher offered Assange the deal in 2017, a year after emails that damaged Hillary Clinton in the presidential race had been published. WikiLeaks posted the stolen DNC emails after they were hacked by Russian operatives.
    The claim that Rohrabacher acted as an emissary for the White House came during a pre-extradition hearing in London.
    Assange has argued that he should not be extradited to the U.S. because the American case against him is politically motivated. He spent almost seven years hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in Central London claiming that he would be jailed in the U.S. if he wasn’t granted asylum. He was kicked out of the embassy last year.
    His lawyers told the court that Trump’s alleged offer to pardon Assange proved that this was no ordinary criminal investigation.
    Edward Fitzgerald, who was representing Assange in court, said he had evidence that a quid pro quo was put to Assange by Rohrabacher, who was known as Putin’s favorite congressman.

    More at: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-...ck-court-hears
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The spin begins:


    A lawyer for Julian Assange has claimed in court that President Trump offered to pardon Assange if the WikiLeaks founder agreed to help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee. Assange’s lawyers said on Wednesday that former Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher offered Assange the deal in 2017, a year after emails that damaged Hillary Clinton in the presidential race had been published. WikiLeaks posted the stolen DNC emails after they were hacked by Russian operatives.
    The claim that Rohrabacher acted as an emissary for the White House came during a pre-extradition hearing in London.
    Assange has argued that he should not be extradited to the U.S. because the American case against him is politically motivated. He spent almost seven years hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in Central London claiming that he would be jailed in the U.S. if he wasn’t granted asylum. He was kicked out of the embassy last year.
    His lawyers told the court that Trump’s alleged offer to pardon Assange proved that this was no ordinary criminal investigation.
    Edward Fitzgerald, who was representing Assange in court, said he had evidence that a quid pro quo was put to Assange by Rohrabacher, who was known as Putin’s favorite congressman.

    More at: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-...ck-court-hears
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    We already knew Rohrabacher was talking to Assange about a pardon for Info!

    A pardon for giving us the truth! Now they're trying to make it sound like they would pardon him if he lied! "Pardon if He Covered Up Russian Hack"... The author of the Daily Beast article - Nico Hines - is a scumbag!
    REP. ROHRABACHER SAYS ASSANGE COULD BE PARDONED FOR INFO ABOUT DNC LEAK SOURCE
    08/17/2017

    …during the meeting they explored “what might be necessary to get him out.”

    The congressman told TheDC that “if [Assange] is going to give us a big favor, he would obviously have to be pardoned to leave the Ecuadorian embassy.” Assange took asylum in the embassy in August 2012 after facing sexual assault charges in Sweden. The Justice Department also reportedly wants to charge Assange for helping Edward Snowden, a former NSA analyst, leak thousands of classified documents.

    “He has information that will be of dramatic importance to the United States and the people of our country as well as to our government,” Rohrabacher said. “Thus if he comes up with that, you know he’s going to expect something in return. He can’t even leave the embassy to get out to Washington to talk to anybody if he doesn’t have a pardon. Obviously there is an issue there that needs to be dealt with, but we haven’t come to any conclusion yet.”….

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/17/ex...nc-leak-source
    Rohrabacher said he’d been blocked by chief of staff John Kelly, from getting a meeting with Trump to discuss Assange.
    February 14 2018

    Rohrabacher claimed Assange had shown him and his traveling companion, Charles Johnson, definitive proof that Russia was not the source of the Democratic Party communications that WikiLeaks published during the 2016 campaign. Assange was willing to share that information with American officials, Rohrabacher said, but he was never able to present the offer to the president

    …said he was told by Kelly that meeting with Trump could put the president in unnecessary legal jeopardy. “What is preventing me from talking to Trump about this is the existence of a special prosecutor,” Rohrabacher said. “Not only Kelly, but others are worried if I say one word to Trump about Russia, that it would appear to out-of-control prosecutors that that is where the collusion is.”…

    https://theintercept.com/2018/02/14/...julian-assange
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    Judicial Watch: Emails Show Involvement of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in Launching of Crossfire Hurricane

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-emails-show-involvement-of-peter-strzok-and-lisa-page-in-launching-of-crossfire-hurricane/?fbclid=IwAR0Kd7vLWvK9iZM63TNeSi3Z89l_pQYK16u3IAhQ BgfEmoTWKFyVKmx1hDc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Judicial Watch: Emails Show Involvement of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in Launching of Crossfire Hurricane

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-emails-show-involvement-of-peter-strzok-and-lisa-page-in-launching-of-crossfire-hurricane/?fbclid=IwAR0Kd7vLWvK9iZM63TNeSi3Z89l_pQYK16u3IAhQ BgfEmoTWKFyVKmx1hDc
    https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-...ire-hurricane/
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