Update: Did the Guardian pay Wikileaks?

My previous post questioned whether The Guardian paid Wikileaks to access the data. This is important: they are setting the agenda and filtering this information, it’s important for us to know why they are doing it.

The Washington Post reported yesterday: “But [Wikileaks] pointedly snubbed the Times this time around, offering the State Department cables to two other American news outlets, CNN and the Wall Street Journal. Both turned WikiLeaks down, deciding that its terms – including a demand for financial compensation under certain circumstances – were unacceptable.”

It is likely that Wikileaks asked for payment from The Guardian. Did The Guardian agree to give funding to Wikileaks, or did it come to some other agreement with Assange? What were the terms of that agreement?


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