1. Exquisite Tweets from @mattblaze, @Pinboard, @zeynep, @onThePaepae

    PreoccupationsCollected by Preoccupations

    It's undeniable that WL has gone off the deep end lately, but democracy is better served by letting it do its thing, however flawed.

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    mattblaze

    matt blaze

  2. use as many emoji as needed! But I’m seriously curious about your opinion, in paragraphs if necessary

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    Pinboard

    Pinboard

  3. I will try to get around to writing it in paragraphs this week. Emojis might work better though.

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

  4. I'll read it. I'm interested. Seems to me something's been lost, & I'm troubled by WL *scheduling* disclosures.

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    onThePaepae

    Peter Aranyi

  5. in the alternate timeline, wikileaks is run by someone who is not a Bond villain and is a force for good

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    Pinboard

    Pinboard

  6. Most anything like this run by unaccountable single dude starts with strong personalites & goes downhill..

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

  7. For me, "Is WL an irresponsible publisher" is more complex than "should irresponsible publishing be allowed"

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    mattblaze

    matt blaze

  8. First, it's one person, not an org. He is more than a publisher, but less than a hacker at this point.

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

    Also, I find dumping people's private info uncurated like this unacceptable. It's not necessary.

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

    It's done that way because of the ego trip part. Hence the problem.

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

  9. He's deeply flawed and does a lot of damage. But I'm comforted by rules that make that hard to shut down.

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    mattblaze

    matt blaze

  10. Journalism should work within accountable structures; publish should not be "click, dump it all."

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

  11. And, of course, my values here are deeply influenced by the first amendment, which doesn't apply where he is.

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    mattblaze

    matt blaze

  12. One can protect/defend legal rights, still think some acts are wrong and should not be supported.

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    zeynep

    zeynep tufekci

  13. Right. I'm totally comfortable with condemning him, but I don't want him shut down.

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    mattblaze

    matt blaze

  14. seems convoluted though to ask that Ecuador supply wifi as a basic human right. Poor Ecuador, stuck with him

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    Pinboard

    Pinboard

    in five or six years, every country is going to host some oddball dude with a document collection

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    Pinboard

    Pinboard