WikiLeaks is an international organization that publishes secret information, news leaks and classified media from anonymous sources. Its website, initiated in 2006 in Iceland, has a database of 10 million documents. Its founder is Julian Assange, an Australian activist.
According to the WikiLeaks website, its goal is "to bring important news and information to the public.
One of WikiLeaks' important activities is to publish original
materials alongside news stories so reader can see evidence of the truth."
During the 2016 US presidential election campaign, WikiLeaks released e-mails and other
documents from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, John Podesta. These releases caused damage to the Clinton campaign and may have contributed to the Democratic Party's loss.
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