WikiLeaks denies it reveals sources in new US cables

Aug 30, 2011
The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks denied Tuesday that it has revealed the names of some of the sources in a new batch of US diplomatic cables it has released.

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks denied Tuesday that it has revealed the names of some of the sources in a new batch of US diplomatic cables it has released.

The New York Times alleged that some of the 133,887 newly published cables included the names of some people who had spoken confidentially to US diplomats.

A message on WikiLeaks' official feed said: "Totally false that any WikiLeaks sources have been exposed or will be exposed."

The message went on to describe the New York Times, one of its former media partners, as "drooling, senile and evil".

US State Department officials and human rights groups have expressed concern that such sources could face reprisals if identified.

In previous releases of US diplomatic cables, WikiLeaks has worked with selected media partners and the names of sources of information were carefully redacted.

German media reports have suggested that WikiLeaks had sprung a "leak", allowing unredacted copies of the cables to be published.

WikiLeaks made no comment on the accusation.

In a statement released Sunday, the website said the decision to release the thousands of new cables directly had been taken "in accordance with WikiLeaks' commitment to maximising impact, and making information available to all".

WikiLeaks' founder is fighting from Britain to Sweden where he is wanted to face questioning over allegations of rape and .

Explore further: Ebola.com domain sold for big payout

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

WikiLeaks to defy US demands on leaked cables

Nov 28, 2010

(AP) -- The online website WikiLeaks says it will go ahead with the release of hundreds of thousands of classified State Department documents in defiance of U.S. demands not to publish the files.

WikiLeaks under new cyber attack: Twitter feed

Nov 30, 2010

WikiLeaks said in a Twitter message on Tuesday that it was under a new cyber attack after a similar incident at the weekend just before the website began releasing secret US diplomatic cables.

US briefs allies about next WikiLeaks release

Nov 26, 2010

(AP) -- U.S. allies around the world have been briefed by American diplomats about an expected release of classified U.S. files by the WikiLeaks website that is likely to cause international embarrassment and could damage ...

WikiLeaks founder is jailed, secrets still flow

Dec 08, 2010

(AP) -- WikiLeaks published a new set of cables Wednesday, and in a defiant message posted online the secret-spilling website promised that the leaks would keep on flowing despite the arrest and jailing of ...

US did not seek WikiLeaks cutoff: Clinton

Feb 15, 2011

The United States did not pressure private companies to deny service to WikiLeaks following its release of secret US diplomatic cables, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.

Recommended for you

Ebola.com domain sold for big payout

Oct 24, 2014

The owners of the website Ebola.com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than $200,000 in cash and stock.

Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app

Oct 23, 2014

Facebook on Thursday released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.

User comments : 0