Wikileaks and Anonymous get into an open tit-for- tat over Twitter

Most recently, Wikileaks and Anonymous have entered into an open tit-for- tat kind of
movement over Twitter regarding a donation overlap sheet that Wikileaks published
on its International Intelligence Documents.
What initiated as a donation paywall argument has eventually resulted in something
that appears like a breakdown in relation existing between the 2 well-known
business groups. The donation sheet has been called as a paywall by Anonymous,
since it fails to get sealed unless a contribution is completed or the related
JavaScript is inactivated, and commanded it be demolished.
In fact, it appeared as if Anonymous had won the contest, since the donation page
happened to be taken down for a while during the evening. But, after sometime,
Wikileaks came into picture by pulling it back up. And, during this time, it has been
posted not only on its International Intelligence Documents, but it is also published
on the Guantanamo files, Spy Files, Iraq War Logs, and so on.
When this paywall emerged previous night i.e. on October 10 th 2012, there happened
to be a momentary and intense exchange of words online between Wikileaks and
Anonymous. As informed by Anonymous in one of its latest statements, just within 2
hours all of the paywalls were completely eliminated.
At that particular moment, Anonymous was prepared to permit this pass away, just
for the need of amity in the overall movement. But again on 10 th October, as if
provoking Anonymous to get angry, the paywalls reemerged not only on some parts
of Wikileaks website, but almost on each and every single document.
It is a well-known fact that both Wikileaks and Anonymous have a friendly past, with
the prominent hacking troop time and again acting as vital protector to Wikileaks.
When Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal ended on Wikileaks, Anonymous distributed
clear refusal of facility attacks on the 3 official websites of the firm. And, when top
authorities from the British Government attempted to arrest Wikileaks creator Julian
Assange, the hacking troop attacked many United Kingdom government official
websites.
It has even attacked websites belonging to the Sweden Government in revenge for
that administration’s handling of Assange. However, presently Anonymous states
that it is totally done with Wikileaks. The group recently mentioned in one of its
statements that they have been really concerned about the way Wikileaks is moving
for some time now. In the last few years, the main concentration has shifted
completely away from the actual leaks, and the combat for freedom of genuine
information to the general public, and it started focusing more on Julian Assange,
and looked very opportunistic for money.

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