WikiLeaks Denies Closure Rumours

WikiLeaks has denied reports that it is being abandoned by its parent company.

On 10 July, an anonymous message entitled "Wikileaks Website to be Abandoned", attributed to a WikiLeaks insider, was posted on anti-secrecy site Cryptome. The post accused Wikileaks editor Julian Assange of planning to drop the project.

The site where the message appeared, Cryptome, serves a similar function to WikiLeaks, declaring that it welcomes "documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance."

An official spokesperson for WikiLeaks released a statement denying that the site would be closing in the near future.

Speaking to The Next Web, the spokesperson said: "Do not feed the troll. There is no substance to this posting at all. We will be issuing a press release soon I think in order to address this bullshit campaign once and for all.”

In a recent post by the company on Twitter, WikiLeaks clearly stated that it was not going anywhere, and urged its users to pay no attention to any rumours.

WikiLeaks' tweet also states that the company would issue an official press statment to clarify the matter as soon as possible.