It is now undeniable that spies worldwide exploit the credulity of journalists to conceal their violation of human rights. This century will teach a harsh lesson: While terrorism is no existential threat to democracy, our political deference to intelligence agencies might be.

First they laugh at you, then they fight you, then... they admit you were right all along and maybe shouldn't have been violating everyone's rights in the first place?

The weakness of the US charge against Assange is shocking. The allegation he tried (and failed?) to help crack a password during their world-famous reporting has been public for nearly a decade: it is the count Obama's DOJ refused to charge, saying it endangered journalism.

Images of Ecuador's ambassador inviting the UK's secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of--like it or not--award-winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books. Assange's critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom.

Important background for journalists covering the arrest of Julian by Ecuador: the United Nations formally ruled his detention to be arbitrary, a violation of human rights. They have repeatedly issued statements calling for him to walk free--including very recently.

I see few covering the rumors of Ecuador's intention to unilaterally revoke Julian Assange's asylum refer to the formal rulings of the United Nations. Regardless of what you think of the man as a person, if you believe in human rights law, this matters.

Why do you suppose the Foreign Minister of Ecuador would choose today of all days to start tweeting about mechanisms for unilaterally revoking asylum claims?

We have done little to help the largest voting bloc keep pace as digital society evolves. As a result, “on average, users over 65 [on Facebook] shared nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains as the youngest age group.”

This thread is a very good summary of why @Facebook, which famously makes its fortunes by exploiting the public in ways that are intentionally designed to be as close to criminal as possible, is suddenly calling for new "privacy" laws.

Vergiss nie, was sie hier gemacht haben. Da die @CDU_CSU_EP gestimmt hat für nie mehr Internetfreiheit, muss das Internet für nie mehr @CDU_CSU_EP stimmen.

Merci à tous ceux qui, au Canada et dans le monde entier, ont rendu cela possible. Après tant d'années, la première des familles qui m'a aidé est libre et a un avenir. Mais le travail n'est pas fini - avec la solidarité et la compassion, le Canada peut tous les sauver.

Join the march on March 23rd to from being locked up by the industry, who want to filter what you can say and share online! Find one at, and then join the FIVE MILLION who signed the petition @!

I agree with @DanielEllsberg, and admire @xychelsea's courage. Compelling sources to testify against the journalists with whom they've worked threatens the independent function of the free press in an open democracy. She must be released.

: 47 months for a lifelong carnival of criminality.
Petraeus: 0 days for trading the country's highest secrets for a more favorable biography.
Manning: 35 YEARS for revealing evidence of actual war crimes to the press.

Your sentence derives from your proximity to power.

Afficher plus est seulement un serveur du réseau