At Issue: The Ethics of WikiLeaks, 1st Edition

  • Carrie Ann Taylor
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  • ISBN-10: 1534502009
  • ISBN-13: 9781534502000
  • DDC: 172
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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What is Wikileaks and how does it work? Wikileaks aims to expose secrets and make available important, and often classified, information to the public. The organization's commitment to encouraging and protecting whistleblowers and journalists is seen by many to be a heroic fight for free speech and government transparency. But at what point does the First Amendment matter more than security and diplomacy? Is the organization's agenda really as pure as it purports? Through reading a variety of authoritative viewpoints on the topic, readers will be encouraged to make sense of this ethical dilemma.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the At Issue Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Citizens Are Defining the Age of Intervention.
2: WikiLeaks Has Violated the Security and Welfare of Ordinary Citizens.
3: Whistleblowers Are Active Advocates for Change.
4: Human Rights Through Nonviolent Means.
5: The US Government’s Condemnation of WikiLeaks Is Ironic.
6: Changing the Free Speech Movement.
7: From Now On, We Can’t Pretend We Don’t Know.
8: WikiLeaks Is an Enemy of Open Society.
9: WikiLeaks Risks Your Freedoms.
10: Leaks in the Age of Accountability.
11: WikiLeaks Endangers Our Intelligence Community.
12: Worldwide, Super Injunctions Put Country Before Justice.
Organizations to Contact.