WikiLeaks & Climategate
April 30, 2011 Leave a comment
The Climategate emails were already being analyzed and indexed on other sites long before WikiLeaks posted them.
“Assange falsely claimed that the Climategate emails were broken by WikiLeaks. This is obviously untrue as CA readers know. I can date WikiLeaks’ entry by contemporary comments. The first notice of the emails at WikiLeaks was 2009/11/21 at 2.50 AM Eastern (12:50 AM blog time). The emails had been downloaded by many people (including me) from a Russian server on Nov 19 and had been downloaded by WUWT moderators on Nov 17. A contemporary comment in a CA thread says that WikiLeaks was down and refers people to megauploads. WikiLeaks has not even been a major reference for Climategate – that belongs to eastangliaemails.com (originally anelegantchaos.org) which was up on Nov 20 and provided a searchable database.”
‘Assange on Climategate’
‘Wikileaks on “Climategate” …’
Julian Assange: “We were responsible for the Climategate emails.”
2 December, 2010