WikiLeaks Rival Launches New Platform Called “OpenLeaks”

Posted By on January 28, 2011

How timely…..just as the World Economic Forum meets in Davos of all places!

DAVOS, Switzerland — A former WikiLeaks spokesman launched a rival website Friday, saying he planned to give whistleblowers more control over the secrets they spill.

The new platform, called OpenLeaks, will allow sources to choose specifically who they want to submit documents to anonymously, such as to a particular news outlet, said Daniel Domscheit-Berg.

“We’d like to work with media outlets that have an interest in informing the public,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting of top business and political leaders in the Swiss resort of Davos.

The difference between his group and WikiLeaks, he said, would be that his group leaves reviewing the material up to the publication or advocacy group chosen by the source to receive the information.

Domscheit-Berg said giving more professional journalists and analysts the opportunity to receive and sift through documents would speed up the process while making OpenLeaks less of a target, as it would not be publishing any of the material itself.

“We are not going to get under the same kind of scrutiny from governments and big corporations as WikiLeaks is currently,” he said.

More at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/28/AR2011012801980.html

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