UK Daily Mail
Thursday, March 25th, 2010
The Pentagon has been accused of spying on a whistleblower website that specialises in leaking top secret documents.
The US Army has already deemed Wikileaks a security threat to military operations.
That much is known because the online muckrakers posted the classified 2008 report from the Army Counterintelligence Center on its own site earlier this month.
The report also called for an investigation into Wikileaks to track down moles and demanded prosecutions to scare potential informants from contacting the rogue organisation.
But now Wikileaks – which won Amnesty International’s new media award last year – has issued a flurry of Tweets claiming its editors are already being investigated.
Judging from the messages, the site believes the probe is linked to its plan to make public unencrypted footage of an air strike in Afghanistan on May 7 last year that killed 97 civilians.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 4:56 am