CENSORSHIP? Julian Assange Vanishes Off Twitter
The Twitter account belonging to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vanished off Twitter late on Sunday evening, while many were celebrating Christmas Eve.
It is unclear whether he deactivated or if he was suspended, but given Twitter’s new pro-censorship rules, many are speculating that it is the latter. A source who works closely with WikiLeaks told the Gateway Pundit that they were not aware of any plans for Assange to deactivate his account on his own.
Twitter set new rules in place on December 18 which stated they may remove any individual who is associated with hate groups either on or off their platform. Assange surely would not fall under that category.
At least three masked intruders broke into the Madrid office of Baltasar Garzón, the head of WikiLeaks’ legal team, during the early hours of Monday morning — in what police are calling a “very professional” operation.
As CIA threats against @WikiLeaks heat up, at least three masked men dressed in black have broken into @WikiLeaks chief counsel Baltasar Garzón's legal office, blinding security cameras with tape, in a "very professional" operation say police. https://t.co/ao3nD3bk2c
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 19, 2017
Tweeting about the incident on Tuesday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote that the security cameras were taped over and no money was taken during the break in.
Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on June 19, 2012, where he applied and was granted political asylum. Since that time, the building has been encircled by police waiting on standby to arrest him. He has never been charged with any crime by the US government.
In 2016, after 16 months of investigation, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) concluded that Julian Assange is the victim of arbitrary detention. Not only did the group, made up of lawyers and human rights professionals, release an opinion that Assange should be released, they reported that he should be compensated by the governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom for “deprivation of liberty.”
Assange was once held in the absolute highest regard by the left for his publishing of the Iraq and Afghan War Logs, which crippled the agenda of the war hungry swamp and dealt a massive blow to the Bush administration. At the time, he was branded by establishment Republicans as an enemy of the state who was simply seeking to hurt their party. However, Assange proved beyond a shadow of a doubt over the years that his loyalty was not to a party, but to the truth. This was especially true when he published the emails from the Democratic National Committee last year.
We have reached out to Assange for comment and will update this article if one is made available.