WikiLeaks Protest Steers Donors to Assange's Private Fund

By The Atlantic Wire

In protest of last year's decision by MasterCard, Visa and PayPal to stop processing donations to WikiLeaks, the secret-spilling organization has called on world governments to "investigate and de-license these banking institutions" noting that WikiLeaks lost an estimated $15 million in donations. But hold on potential donors, reads a statement on the WikiLeaks website today, there are still alternative methods to donate. "To find out further details on how to bypass the illegal banking blockade against us and donate to WikiLeaks read further information at the bottom of this page or on our donate page." While those instructions give information on how to send money directly to WikiLeaks via Bitcoin and bank transfer, the "donate page" sends readers to something else called the "WikiLeaks Legal Defense Fund."

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