WikiLeaks rival is launching Monday: OpenLeaks

Michael Calderone
Yahoo! News

WikiLeaks hasn’t stopped publishing State Department cables over the past week, despite editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s current imprisonment in London and a possible espionage indictment in the United States. By Monday, WikiLeaks had put 1,344 of its quarter-million diplomatic cables online.

But some former WikiLeaks members believe Assange’s growing notoriety has damaged the 4-year-old online document clearinghouse and has steered it away from its original mission. So they’re starting a different version: OpenLeaks.

Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a WikiLeaks spokesman until quitting in September, says in a new Swedish documentary that WikiLeaks has become “too much focused on one person, and one person is always much weaker than an organization.”

Domscheit-Berg told CNN after the film aired that he expects OpenLeaks to launch Monday. Unlike WikiLeaks — which publishes documents itself — OpenLeaks is expected to serve more as an intermediary in delivering information from anonymous leakers to news organizations…

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You can watch the full documentary here

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