WikiLeaks begs: stop asking for proof of life of Assange

WikiLeaks begs on Twitter: 'please stop asking us for proof of life' about Julian Assange.

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We've been posting about Julian Assange for a week now (with two news posts in the bag, and this marking #3) - as the WikiLeaks founder hasn't been seen since October 17.

Well, it seems that the internet feels the same, as I've been personally contacted by the person behind the #WhereisAssange campaign who is attempting to raise $1 million, my Reddit account is now back to normal after the mods in /r/wikileaks shadowbanned me. But it's the latest tweet from the official Twitter account of WikiLeaks, which we have previously reported has been astroturfed, and is now in government control.

WikiLeaks tweeted a few hours ago: "Please stop asking us for 'proof of life'. We do not control Assange's physical environment or internet connection", adding that "@MashiRafael does".

WikiLeaks begs: stop asking for proof of life of Assange |

Who is Rafael Correa? He is the Ecuadorian politician and economist who has served as President of the Republic of Ecuador since 2007, according to Wikipedia. I've tweeted him asking if he would answer some questions for me, so we'll wait for the inevitable silence as he doesn't answer, I guess.

Timeline of Events for Julian Assange & WikiLeaks

  • May 11th: Michael Ratner Wikileaks chief council died of cancer
  • Jul 10th: Seth Rich, DNC staffer who supposedly leaked DNC documents to Wikileaks, is shot in the back and dies
  • Aug 5th: Edward Snowden (source of leaks on surveillance by the NSA) tweets 64 bit code (potential dead man's switch)
  • Aug 10th: Wikileaks offers $20k reward for information on murder of Seth Rich.
  • Aug 16th: Renowned lawyer who represented Julian Assange died after being struck by train in West Hampstead
  • Oct 7th: Podestamails leaks first batch.
  • Oct 14th: John Podesta tweets "I bet the lobster risotto is better than the food at the Ecuadorian Embassy".
  • Oct 16th/17th: John Kerry visits the UK, personally pressures Equador to stop Assange from publishing documents about Clinton.
  • Oct 16th: Wikileaks tweets SHA-256 prerelease keys.
  • Oct 18th: Equadorian Embassy cuts off Assange's internet access.
  • Oct 18th: Pamela Anderson visits Assange and feeds him a vegan sandwich.
  • Oct 18th: Witnesses photograph and report heavily armed police and vans outside Equadorian Embassy, are barred from approaching and have cellphones confiscated. Live feeds are cut off.
  • Oct 18th: Fox News reports Assange will be arrested in a matter of hours.
  • Oct 18th: made publicly visible, file dates/timestamps changed to 1984 (Orwell reference).
  • Oct 20th: /r/wikileaks, /r/dncleaks, /r/wikileakstaskforce and /r/nsaleaks add 21 new moderators and remove previous mods, all threads about Assange going missing deleted since.
  • Oct 20th/21st: Wikileaks tweets 5 tweets with misspelled words. The incorrect letters spell "HELP HIM". The Wikileaks Twitter has never made a spelling error, let alone 5 in two days.
  • Oct 21st: Massive DDoS attack on US internet. Wikileaks tweets to imply the attack originates from its supporters, asking them to stop, no evidence supports claim.
  • Oct 21st: London Airport evacuated due to "chemical attack", potentially used as cover to fly Assange out of country.
  • Oct 22nd: Gavin MacFadyen (mentor to Assange and key player in Wikileaks) dies of lung cancer.
  • Oct 23rd: Wikileaks Tweets poll asking how best to prove Assange is alive (he still hasn't appeared on video or at the window since).
  • Oct 24th: Wikileaks Tweets video of Assange and Michael Moore recorded in June.
  • Oct 26th: 4chan users successfully successfully decode their first message in Wikileak's blockchain. Threads are instantly flooded by shills saying that it's not worth looking into. The blockchain is blocked with fees and 43000 unconfirmed transactions appear in the mempool.
  • Nov 6th: Huge DDoS takes down Wikileaks for first time in years.
  • Nov 7th: Various entities notice hundreds of Podesta and DNC emails are missing from recent leaks, accessed with direct entry.
  • Nov 8th: Trump wins.
  • Nov 12th: Assange meets with Swedish prosecutor regarding rape allegations, lawyers barred from attending, meeting conducted via an Equadorian ambassador (not face to face)
  • Nov 14th: Wikileaks releases insurance files, SHA-256 hashes do not match those tweeted in October.

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