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Free speech vs public interest

This was about the best opinion about Wikileaks I read this week.

WikiLeaks is not a freedom-of-speech issue, any more than rifling through your neighbour's bins and publishing his bank statements on the internet is. You might be able to make a case - if your neighbour is laundering drug money, say - for it being in the public interest to publish your neighbour's bank statements. But that case will be nothing to do with freedom of speech.

{2010.12.12 - 16:59}


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