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The Internet Activist Discusses Motivation in this Julian Assange Keynote

 - May 7, 2012
References: ted & youtube
In this Julian Assange Keynote the Internet activist discusses the necessity for sites such as WiKiLeaks to share vital information that can impact legislation and encourage reform. During the interview, Assange talks about the type of information that governments and companies spend economic effort to conceal. That information, which is being actively hidden, is often that which is most revealing and affects the greater population the most.

Discussing his motivation for supporting sites that leak classified information, Julian Assange says that ever since he was a child he was taught that "capable, generous men don’t create victims, they nurture them." By policing perpetrators of crime and exposing the unedited realities behind the cameras, sources such as WiKiLeaks are able to expose and criticize those who would mask their true nature and intentions.