Wikileaks is a pioneer for the exposé of corrupted information, which would otherwise remain hidden from public view if it weren’t for one silver-haired fox who made the leaking of this “confidential” information a reality.
Julian Assange is his own poster child for Wikileaks, who quickly became the centre of an international storm surrounding the role of the individual in the networked public sphere.
Social media, as it happens, has livestock, including political figures who have recently joined the phenomenon of the interconnected distributed network.
However, as soon as these political figures decide to join the social media revolution, they are essentially leaving themselves open to hackers, such as Julian Assange, who have made it their job to nitpick and expose those who are either not following protocol or are participating in politically corrupt activities. (Or both).
Take Hilary Clinton’s personal email scandal as an example. Wikileaks, according to Clinton, essentially lost her the election due to her not using a standard-issue government email address. Is this just an excuse to cover up her (possibly) politically corrupt actions in the future if she were to be voted President of the United States?
I’ll let you be the decider.