Fresh documents on the upcoming US presidential election are gonna be released before November 8 by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s organization. Assange made the announcement via a video link in Berlin during the celebration marking the tenth anniversary of the whistle-blowing website. Assange also promised to publish about a million documents related to at least three governments before the end of 2016. He added that the organization is evolving and planning to expand its collaboration with media outlets beyond the 100 it is already working with. Although he did not offer great detail when taking questions from the audience in Berlin, Assange said the US presidential election information would be “significant”. Also Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online security
“We hope to be publishing every week for the next ten weeks, we have on schedule…all the US election related documents to come out before November 8,” Assange said. When asked, Assange denied rumors that he sought to damage the US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s reputation. The video claimed that Wikileaks has published more than 10 million documents in 10 years, exposing details on Guantanamo Bay, alleged war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the US Democratic Party e-mail scandal, among others. Assange also promised to release documents on war, oil, Google, and mass surveillance. He called on his followers to join the newly-founded WikiLeaks Task Force in order to “help defend WikiLeaks against attacks.” Also Read - Mobile internet suspended in Haryana till 5PM on February 1, 2021
Assange continues to remains in asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where authorities want to question him over rape allegations. He fears this would lead to a further extradition to the US, where he could face a military court for publishing state secrets through WikiLeaks.