The Unprecedented Danger of Prosecuting Julian Assange

April 21, 2017 | Courtesy of theringer.com

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The U.S. is planning to seek criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a CNN report citing anonymous U.S. officials on Thursday. If this occurs, it will represent a radical change in how the government treats dissident speech, one that will endanger the media and empower the Trump administration to silence critics.

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