Wikileaks has attracted severe criticism from US government officials after it leaked classified Afghan war documents last week, with politicians now trying to find a way to gag the website.
American politicians have urged the US government to find a way to censor the organisation and prevent its owners from releasing information that poses a threat to the national security of the country.
The document, which was provided to Wikileaks by a US military insider, contains the names of Afghan citizens and informants that had helped US forces to fight the Taliban.
Newsweek has reported that credible sources have confirmed that the Taliban has threatened those that had helped the US government, endangering the lives of everyone involved.
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Conservative politician Liz Cheney had said: “I would really like to see President Obama move to ask the government of Iceland to shut that Web site down.”
Tech news site Cnet has reported that Wikileaks contributor Jacob Appelbaum was interrogated for around 3 hours after being detained by US government officials at the New Ark airport in New Jersey.