SILVER-HAIRED FOX

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.

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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.

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Cheers,

V 🍻

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5 thoughts on “SILVER-HAIRED FOX

  1. Mia Hull says:

    Hey Verity, I think this post was really well done. I’m curious to know if you’ve referred to Julian Assange as a silver-haired fox because you think he’s cunning, or you find him foxy. Personally, I think he’s both.
    Your point about political figures leaving themselves open to hackers was really interesting; it makes you wonder why they’d even risk lending themselves to hackers by joining social media in the first place. It doesn’t seem worth the trouble.
    Instead of focusing only on how people are exposed to hacking and the impact it has, I think it would’ve been cool to talk about why people people such as Julian Assange choose to hack. What’s the point?
    Outside of engaging in the practice for the purpose of hactivism, it seems like a lot of people hack computers purely for self gratification and without real gainful purpose. This site lists a few more reasons: https://mayecreate.com/blog/why-hackers-hack/
    I think looking at the history of hacking culture and the roots of the practice would also be very telling in terms of why people hack.
    All in all, your post was great. Thank you for making me see the foxier side of Julian Assange.
    Mia xoxo

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  2. isobelpage says:

    Loved both your content and memes used, was an interesting read. Your note of wikileaks and the Hilary Clinton scandal both related really well to the topic and made me think further about the notion of civil disobedience and the ability for individuals to really control widespread content that is leaked. A good read and made me think about the whole topic alot more!

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