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Mar 18, 2011

Sockpuppets and screengrabs make for more fun for Anonymous

It pays to be careful what you allow to be filmed in an interview if you want to remain secret.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Earlier in the week we noted that the Guardian’s David Leigh, whose initial enthusiasm for and then bitter falling out with Julian Assange and Wikileaks is chronicled, like a lover’s diary entries, in his Twitter account, had suggested Bradley Manning would now be free if he’d come to Leigh. Manning’s error, apparently, had been to go to “Wikileaks donor Adrian Lamo” rather than an old mainstream media hand like Leigh.

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3 thoughts on “Sockpuppets and screengrabs make for more fun for Anonymous

  1. Liamj

    Lamo is just there for looks, it is his Wired.com handler that really shopped Manning. Wired and the NYT have betrayed the Wikileaks cause every time they’ve had the chance, and the Guardian has behaved only very slightly better. Ditto Visa and Paypal, it has been educational to see just how joined-up/”on message”/unified the interests of money and power are.

  2. Guest

    I’m wondering if Lamo dobbed Manning in for a reward.

  3. Chris Murphy

    It was not a port number but an IP address!

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