WikiLeaks: Aaron Swartz Was A WikiLeaks Source

By: Chris Crum - January 21, 2013

About a week and a half ago, Internet activist Aaron Swartz took his own life, as he faced criminal charges in connection with the alleged systematic downloading of files from JSTOR, with intent to distribute. Charges were dropped by the Justice Department following his death.

Swartz’ family blamed his death on the justice system, and Anonymous hacked MIT in his honor (he had allegedly used MIT networks for the downloading his legal case dealt with).

Over the weekend, WIkiLeaks tweeted that it believes Swartz was one of its sources, but can’t prove it due to its anonymity policy.

WikiLeaks mentioned Swartz again in a tweet on Monday:

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  • da mclaren

    Aaron was on something and uncovered it. He had to go by any means. Aaron went out with his girlfriend that evening. They had a nice, relaxing atmosphere and were poking fun. She offered him to come to his flat and he mentioned that he was going to bed anyway. This wasn’t a reason to get killed. On the very next morning she found him hanged.

    Aaron had plans and knew how to get information. This didn’t please a certain category of people. We and I, myself could bring details how governments tremble on individuals as it pleases them. America is a hotpot. Aaron was driven over the cliff based on laws made in the 1980’s. So Aaron contributed to Wiki Leaks, I love him even more. He has given us the strength not to give up but to stand up against these kind of people who regard themselves above the rest while actually feeding on them. This with Aaron has shaken fundamentally the trust in a government and the Congress.Get the Michael Moore DVD’s Fahrenheit 9/11 and Sicko and you know what we mean.