Wikileaks Put Women in Turkey in Danger, for No Reason

Zeynep Tufekci writes:

Just days after a bloody coup attempt shook Turkey, Wikileaks dumped some 300,000 emails they chose to call “Erdogan emails.” In response, Turkey’s internet governance body swiftly blocked access to Wikileaks.

For many, blocking Wikileaks was confirmation that the emails were damaging to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government, revealing corruption or other wrongdoing. There was a stream of articles about “censorship.” Even U.S. National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden tweeted the news of the Wikileaks block with the comment: “How to authenticate a leak.”

But Snowden couldn’t have been more wrong about an act that was irresponsible, of no public interest and of potential danger to millions of ordinary, innocent people, especially millions of women in Turkey.

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  1. Jordana Ari - July 26, 2016

    If they want to release info about a government because they think there is an end for doing so, why cant they do so judiciously without putting other peoples lives in danger?

    I saw the wikileaks in regards to the DNC scandal, and I get your point on the PII not being redacted. Out of the 3 emails I have seen, 1 had constant cellphone numbers and information about donors kids and such too, names and such. The other 2 emails that I saw had no PII to be exact.

    In regards to WikiLeaks, how come no one creates a class action lawsuit against them or something or protest or do something? I feel like they need to be stopped with the release .

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