Thursday, July 29, 2010

The WikiLeaks Paradox: Is radical transparency compatible with total anonymity? - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

Some important questions

This is the paradox of WikiLeaks' methods. Is radical transparency compatible with total anonymity? If we don't know who the leaker is, why he's leaking, and how he came upon his information, can we really know the full story the document tells? More importantly, how can we know that the information is authentic? Look deeply into WikiLeaks' efforts at radical transparency and you find complete opacity; WikiLeaks wants to shine a light on the world, but only by keeping itself shrouded in secrecy.

The WikiLeaks Paradox: Is radical transparency compatible with total anonymity? - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

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