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WikiLeaks Leaks Script, Blasts WikiLeaks Movie

The Fifth Estate is 'irresponsible,' 'counterproductive': group
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 23, 2013 9:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – Julian Assange has made clear his distaste for the upcoming WikiLeaks movie, The Fifth Estate, calling it a "massive propaganda attack." Now, his site has launched a salvo against the film, revealing a script along with a detailed refutation of its storyline (not to mention some minor details: No, WikiLeaks says, Assange doesn't dye his hair). The movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange, is "irresponsible, counterproductive, and harmful," WikiLeaks says, per the AP. "Most of the events depicted never happened, or the people shown were not involved in them." The site notes that its criticism is of a late-stage script rather than the completed film, which is out Oct. 18. (Read more WikiLeaks stories.)

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