Starting this week, Wikileaks will begin publishing material on the U.S. election and Google. Any idea what he has in store?
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange promised ‘significant’ disclosures on subjects including the U.S. election and Google in the coming weeks as the secret-spilling group marked its 10th anniversary on Tuesday.
Assange said WikiLeaks plans to start publishing new material starting this week, but wouldn’t specify the timing and subject and warned that the so called ‘October Surprise’ may expose Google.
The war between Assange and the tech giant started in 2014 when he wrote about the company in his book titled, ‘When Google Met Wikileaks’, according to Recode.
‘Nobody wants to acknowledge that Google has grown big and bad,’ Assange wrote in the book.
‘But it has. Schmidt’s tenure as CEO saw Google integrate with the shadiest of U.S. power structures as it expanded into a geographically invasive megacorporation.’
Assange became concerned about former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s ties with the State Department in 2009 when Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state.
He has claimed that Schmidt, who is a chairman at the company, has worked with the Clintons for years, as Donald Trump accused Google of political bias saying that it suppresses negative news about Clinton.
Speaking by video link to an anniversary news conference in Berlin earlier this week, he said the leaks include ‘significant material’ on war, arms, oil, internet giant Google, the U.S. election and mass surveillance.
WikiLeaks hopes ‘to be publishing every week for the next 10 weeks,’ Assange said.