Well, the US Government has finally gotten their way. Amazon.com had already booted Wikileaks a while back, but the Wikileaks website has been officially shut down.
The US Government, as well as many others around the world has been in an uproar about Wikileaks, the site responsible for making thousands of private government documents public on their website. Their claims state that their continued online presense would not only be a danger to society as a whole, but is also branding Wikileaks as a terrorist organization that must be stopped, putting them on the same level as al-Qaida.
The US Government, with the help of Amazon and Joe Lieberman has finally succeeded in shutting down the site, however all of their videos hosted on YouTube remain viewable when searched for them. It’s also important to note that their other website, CollateralMurder, has not been affected.
Julian Assange has also been hiding from police, according to FOX News and other news organizations. Police in Great Britain said they know where he is, but refused to act on it. The founder of Wikileaks has now made it back to the internet headlines once again, with an exclusive interview with Time.com via Skype Chat. In the interview, Assange states that the treatments and accusations against him are ridiculous, and that HIlary Clinton “should resign.” Hilary Clinton has been said to be the so called “fall guy” for the embarrassment this whole thing has caused the United States, and that Quote:
“I don’t think it would make much of a difference either way, but she should resign if it can be shown that she was responsible for ordering U.S. diplomatic figures to engage in espionage in the United Nations, in violation of the international covenants to which the U.S. has signed up. Yes, she should resign over that.”
The full audio of the interview will go live on the Time.com website on December 3rd and you can read all about this interview from Time.com, as well as hear the audio from the interview there when it’s ready.
Whether or not this is a temporary thing, or a permanent thing still remains a mystery thus far. I can only guess as to how long it’ll be before we see Wikileaks.org back up and running.
UPDATE: Wikileaks is actually just moved! The .org site has been shut down, but they are still fully functional HERE. YAY! (Thanks Richard Meade for the tip).