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From the Onion, dated (2009) but achieving new momentum as Americans question their government more and more.

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From TED Global 2010, a candid discussion with the founder of WikiLeaks who was also scheduled as a keynote speaker at Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) 2010 but was replaced by his colleague due to “possible conflict.”

About this talk

The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad.

About Julian Assange

Internet activist Julian Assange serves as spokesperson for WikiLeaks, a controversial, volunteer-driven website that publishes and comments on leaked documents alleging government and… Full bio and more links

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Why the world needs WikiLeaks: Julian Assange on TED.com