The simultaneous escalation of censorship of Julian Assange’s support base, alongside the latest wave of fact-free attacks on Assange and WikiLeaks‘, raises concern about a coordinated effort to smear Assange while silencing those who counter such dubious reporting, says Elizabeth Vos.
By Elizabeth Vos
Special to Consortium News
Consortium News was under attack on Monday, days after the premiere episode of the outlet’s live-streamed show, CNLive! The malicious attempt to shut down the website, according to the site’s web host, followed on the heels of the suspension of pro-Assange account Unity4J from Twitter.
Consortium News wrote via Twitter on Monday regarding the cyberattack:
“Our website is completely down. Our media host said we have been attacked by malware. They actually tried to blame ‘the Russians’! Every article published since 2011 now gets a 404 Not Found. They are working on it. Problem started slowly on Friday first day of CN Live!”
Our website is completely down. Our media host said we have been attacked by malware. They actually tried to blame “the Russians”! Every article…