Since the launch of Wikileaks back in 2006, it has had a consistent dedication to releasing highly classified information surrounding governments and and major events that Wikileaks believes, should be public knowledge.
It is hard to determine the ethics behind Wikileaks simply due to the fact that basically all the information they obtain and publish has been done so illegally. This aside, the impact of the information released creates a huge dilemma especially surrounding the impact that it will have on the public and whether the release of this information will be against public interest and only cause panic and harm to communities.
Another dilemma surround the content published and the contextual basis of it. Wikileaks aims to provide the information that we are missing from our mainstream media, however, when information is taken out of context, the intent and situation surrounding information is also compromised, meaning there are still key elements we are missing.
It is difficult to determine whether the information released by Wikileaks directly benefits the wider global community at the end of the day. This article also delves into this issue with Wikileaks and the kind of information they release from the perspective of an Army Intelligence Officer in the US.