Sunday, March 24, 2019
WikiLeaks Its Effect on the American and World SocietyBy Sam KarnanWikiLeaks has created an enormous effect on American society and the world in terms of national shelter and disposal transparency. WikiLeaks was created as a not-for-profit media organization whose main goal is to scram important news and information to the public. Much of the information that WikiLeaks has published would be considered sensitive material and extremely classified by the US governing and many other governments across the world. BackgroundWikiLeaks.org was officially founded on October 4th, 2006 (Wall pathway Journal). It operates from servers based in Sweden where it is illegal to reveal anonymous sources, whether they are singles own or someone elses. WikiLeaks was created with a goal of promoting impartiality (Wikileaks.org) in order to fight against government and corporation corruption. The main award of WikiLeaks is Julian Assange. He is an Australian journalist, editor, publisher and acti vist. Assange was described by his mystify (Brett Assange) as a sharp kid that always fought for this underdog. (The secret heart of Julian Assange, 2010). Assange had a talent for hacking computers and has faced over 30 charges of hacking in Australia. Another high-profile face of WikiLeaks was Daniel Domscheit-Berg. He is most famous for the falling turn up he had with Assange and subsequently opening the curtains on the organization that opened the curtains on many other governments and corporations. Domscheit-Berg is a German technology activist that trump became known for deleting at least 3000 unreleased documents, including a complete US No-Fly list, from WikiLeaks when he left the organization. After leaving the organization Domscheit-Berg state... ...N, 2013)Most recently, Edward Snowden who is a former CIA employee and NSA contactor released over 200,000 documents to the press. These documents contained information about the mass NSA oversight chopine in the US as w ell as US surveillance on other countries. Snowden is considered a fugitive by the American government and is living in Russia under temporary asylum. (NSA Releases Some Files On electronic Surveillance, NPR, 2013)WikiLeaks has changed the way governments operate. Due to the release of all these high profile documents, both(prenominal) the American people and people in other countries expect their governments to betoken a higher level of transparency. In this age where anything can be posted online or released to the press, whistleblowing has become much more common. This can be attributed to the effect WikiLeaks had on both the American and world society.