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Your groups article touch on a very hot and controversial topic and I applaud your courage with all the hype to write about it. In addition, the article is very well written and your videos allow us readers to go more in-depth. I like how you clearly & concisely explained what wiki leaks was, I have heard so many things, but only had a vague understanding of what it is and how it all worked until I read your article. I also liked how instead of picking one of the two extremes you said that we need to fall somewhere in the middle. At first, I thought this whole wiki leaks thing was a conspiracy or that some people that just want extra attention until I saw on the news that Hilary Clinton and many government officials want wiki leaks down along with their founders. To me it is like why would they publicly admit they want to shut down wiki unless wiki leaks what they are leaking is true. I like how you told both sides of the issue that wiki leaks is not only exposing corruption from the government but also from its citizens as well (the Iraq soldiers).
I believe wiki leaks is an eye opener for the average American, and recently it seems we as people, no longer have a say in what is going on because we don’t know what is really going on. I know wiki leaks founder is being “hunted so to speak, but what law has the founder “Julian Assange” broke? What can the government really do to him? Even if they stop Julian Assange who is to say there won’t be more people like him. Thinking about how many computer literate and how easily it is to access information with the right skills. I believe the only solution will be a law, hopefully as you said one that is in the middle of the two extremes of no censorship to 100% censorship. I also like how you noticed and mentioned how all the hype is coming down on Julian Assange and whole he seems to be taking the blame for a whole organization. Your article talks about his intent and how he is doing this because he wants a reform within our government. This reminded me of stories I have heard from the 70s and wondered in our day and age if the internet is how we do our protests and reformed now, but that is another topic for another day………….