Ex-WikiLeakers to Launch Competing Site

Firm says reports of tension 'overblown'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 5, 2010 8:45 AM CDT
Daniel Domscheit-Berg poses for a photo after an interview with the Associated Press in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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(Newser) – WikiLeaks is about to face some stiff competition—from its own former employees. The Wall Street Journal reports that onetime top WikiLeaks brass Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who quit in September, is among those leading the effort to create a new whistle-blowing site. WikiLeaks “wishes luck” to the new venture, said a rep. “It would be good to have more organizations like WikiLeaks.” A few others at the company have also left, the spokesman noted, but called word of tension within the firm “overblown.”

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