Talk:WikiLeaks

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Why the disclaimer?[edit]

Apple Records doesn't have a disclaimer that they aren't related to Apple Inc. So why does this article need a disclaimer? This looks like a meta Wikipedia thing. Wiki software predates Wikipedia by many years and WikiLeaks originally was conceived to use Wiki software, but they later rejected it. Someone Not Awful (talk) 23:28, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Someone Not Awful, I support retaining the disclaimer. I have often observed people online confusing WikiLeaks with Wikipedia. And your Apple analogy is absurd. In 2017, CIA Director Mike Pompeo called WikiLeaks "a non-state hostile intelligence service." No U.S. government official has said any such thing about Apple. Whenever possible, Wikipedia would be wise to distance itself from WikiLeaks, which is toxic on a grand scale. KalHolmann (talk) 00:02, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
The hatnote has been extensively discussed, and consensus is that it is a necessary evil. In general, Wikipedia does not use disclaimers in articles. This is a rare exception. Reach Out to the Truth 00:06, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Wikipedia has numerous partner projects and organizations, from WikiMedia, WikiCommons etc.. and fact Wikileaks started out with MediaWiki software muddles the two. In general, I would support adding a disclaimer to WikiHow as well, but that's a discussion on their page. Shushugah (talk) 13:20, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
The disclaimer is there to hide the obvious connection between the Wimipedia and WikiLeaks. Assange is obviously a sock puppet of Jimbo Wales. Sayyed al afghani (talk) 20:15, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Update funding/financial[edit]

Wikileaks' accepted forms of donations, and the recent decision by Freedom of Press Foundation to withdraw Wikileaks as sponsor'd org on basis that wikiblockade is over, due to Wau Holland etc.. Shushugah (talk) 13:24, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 July 2018[edit]

Change "Sarah Harrison, Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Farrell are the only other publicly known and acknowledged associates of Assange" to "Sarah Harrison, Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Farrell are the only other publicly known and acknowledged associates of Assange who are currently living".

Add "Gavin MacFayden was acknowledged by Assange as a ″beloved director of WikiLeaks″ shortly after his death in 2016."

[1] Ianspangler (talk) 15:32, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

References

 Done Danski454 (talk) 21:28, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

"Absence of whistleblowing on Russia"[edit]

The last paragraph in the opening section states that "WikiLeaks has drawn criticism for its absence of whistleblowing on or criticism of Russia", citing two articles from 2016 as sources. Should this be amended or removed in light of the 2017 "Spy Files Russia" leak? 179.153.230.248 (talk) 06:12, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

A well sourced addition would seem appropriate. HiLo48 (talk) 06:58, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 November 2018[edit]

Change 4chan forum (used by far-right American groups) to 4chan forum, to comply with NPOV and reduce bias. 97.121.167.173 (talk) 06:39, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

The sources after the sentence you are referring to support the information that you are asking be removed. How is this not neutral? ~ GB fan 10:12, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
 Done (and also wikilinked 4chan). GB fan, the parenthetical note made it sound like (or could have made it sound like) 4chan's main purpose is use by the far-right, whereas the Guardian article simply said that the Monde article reported that it was "[favored]" by them. I wouldn't automatically object to a more nuanced note here if it can be made in a well-sourced way, but as it stood, it was a blanket statement about 4chan that wasn't appropriate. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 14:25, 2 November 2018 (UTC)