U.S. Going After Whistle-Blowers. Again.

by Ben Hoffman

LONDON (AP) — U.S. officials have issued a subpoena to demand details about WikiLeaks’ Twitter account, the group announced Saturday, adding that it suspected other American Internet companies were also being ordered to hand over information about its activities.

In a statement, WikiLeaks said U.S. investigators had gone to the San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. to demand the private messages, contact information and other personal details of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other supporters, including the U.S. Army intelligence analyst suspected of handing classified information to the site and a high-profile Icelandic parliamentarian.

WikiLeaks blasted the court order, saying it amounted to harassment.

“If the Iranian government was to attempt to coercively obtain this information from journalists and activists of foreign nations, human rights groups around the world would speak out,” Assange said in the statement.

A copy of the court order, dated Dec. 14 and posted to Salon.com, said the information sought was “relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation” and ordered Twitter not to disclose its existence to Assange or any of the others targeted.

The order was unsealed “thanks to legal action by Twitter,” WikiLeaks said.

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How about going after the criminals instead of the whistle-blowers, Obama, you damn traitor.


3 Comments to “U.S. Going After Whistle-Blowers. Again.”

  1. No surprise. US deems journalists terrorists while republicans meet with actual terrorists in France to denounce the US. The world is seriously upside down. My only question for you is how do you keep from going insane? I’m planning on leaving the country as soon as I have the money and the job experience to move emigrate.

    • Well, the U.S. still has a few good years, but we’re definitely heading off the deep end. I may join you in leaving the country if it gets too bad. Hopefully there will be a fight first.These idiot teagaggers don’t know what their fighting against or for, but if it gets too bad for the middle class, there will be a real revolution.

      The U.S. can’t survive the way its going, especially with all the debt. South America is coming of age and may be the new major power in the 21st century. Hopefully they won’t seek revenge for all the dictators we’ve helped install in places like Chile, Guatemala, and others during the Cold War.

  2. Via La Socialist Revolution!

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