Wikileaks Censored?

After speculation that whistle blowing site wikileaks.org had fallen to pieces, it bounced back on Sunday releasing over 91,000 documents on the US military operations in Afghanistan and is being re-heralded as the future of investigative journalism and whistle blowing. This position though has brought the site into the line of fire once more from many governments around the world.

We here at Herdict have been keeping a close eye on worldwide accessibility reporting for Wikileaks, and our reports so far show that there has been a definitely spike in inaccessibility for the site. While it is unconfirmed if these are actual government blockages of the content, or if there has simply been server-side errors do to the high demand for the information, this increase in reported inaccessibility is always something to take seriously.

We strongly encourage you to user the Herdict reporter and help contribute to this real-time mapping of Internet accessibility and censorship.

About the Author: Alex Fayette

Alex is a Junior at Yale University who is currently an intern with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society @ Harvard Law School. His focus this summer is with Herdict.org and also with other Berkman projects falling under the Freedom of Expression umbrella. He is majoring in Economics and Physics, and loves singing and aviation on the side.

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