Website Wikileaks publishes 9/11 messages

Linked on our blogs with WikiLeaks. – Published on BBCnews, November 26, 2009.

A website has published what it says are 573,000 intercepted pager messages sent during the 9/11 attacks in the United States. Wikileaks says it will not reveal who gave it the messages – some of which are from federal agencies as well as ordinary citizens. Internet analysts say they believe the messages are genuine but federal authorities have refused to comment …

… Wikileaks allows people to anonymously post documents on the web, saying its aim is to promote transparency. It was created in 2006 by dissidents, journalists, mathematicians and technologists from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Wikileaks spokesman Daniel Schmitt said the messages were submitted anonymously to the site several weeks ago. 

He told Associated Press: “From the context information that the source provided we have strong reasons to believe that this is valid data.” He said the messages would help provide a fuller picture of what happened that day. (full text).

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