Wikileaks accuses Facebook of censoring Hillary Clinton’s email release

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Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 22 October 2015. Clinton faced scrutiny over her response to the the 11 September 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and her use of a private email server while holding the position of Secretary of State.

Wikileaks accused Facebook of blocking its users to access via the social network a new searchable archive of 30,322 emails pulled from a private account Hillary Clinton used when she was Secretary of State


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Wikileaks has accused Facebook of censoring a new Hillary Clinton’s email release, posting a complaint on its twitter account.

On March 18, Wikileaks said in its Twitter feed: “Dear @Facebook: stop censoring our Hillary Clinton email release. No, really. Stop it. There is no technical excuse.”

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On March 16, WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for 30,322 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State. The 50,547 pages of documents span from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014, Wikileaks said and added that 7,570 of the documents were sent by the former US Secretary of State and now Democratic front-runner for the Presidential elections.

Two days after the publication of the emails, Wikileaks posted a pic on Twitter asking from Facebook to let its users connect with the link which reveals Clinton’s emails. The Twitter post show a pic in which it seems that a Facebook user was unable to get to the archive because Facebook posted a message saying: “Sorry, this action isn’t available right now…As a security precaution you can’t take this action because your computer may be infected with a virus or a malicious browser extension…”

According to Truthdig website If WikiLeaks’ charge is valid, the internet giant founded by Mark Zuckerberg is trying to help Clinton win the party elections, by protecting her from the email scandal.

The State Department began releasing the contents of Clinton’s email server last May after it was revealed that she had used a personal, nongovernmental email account for official business. The government published the last of the emails cleared for release in late February.

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