Assange Calls Facebook "Appalling Spying Machine" - Page 2
But enough of the conspiracy stuff. After all, we voluntarily gave up a part our privacy when we came into the digital age – there’s no way to have your cookie and eat it too. Let’s get back to the interview. Apart from social networks, Assange spares no criticism to both UK and US. The first, according to him, has always been a “haven for terrorists, and is certainly a haven for oligarchs and former regime dictators”. The other “is engaged in people laundering” (he means Guantanamo here, not putting actual people into actual washing machines).
Perhaps the most interesting bit comes at an end. Julian Assange, once supported by many media outlets, now grows increasingly critical of the media industry. He probably feels alienated, after his long-time ally, British Guardian, published a batch of critical articles, extensively covering a sexual assault case Assange is facing in Sweden. With no more strong supporters in traditional media, Assange doesn’t hold back, and says: “nearly every war that has started in the past 50 years has been a result of media lies. The media could've stopped it if they had searched deep enough; if they hadn't reprinted government propaganda they could've stopped it.”
It would seem that Julian Assange is at war with pretty much everyone, but while criticizing UK, US and whole news industry is relatively safe, going against the collaborative power of Facebook users might prove to be more dangerous.
After all, if you judge by the number of followers, Mark Zuckerberg is a more successful prophet than Julian Assange.