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Snowden, Manning not whistleblowers, claims Australia's Attorney-General

renai42 (105349) writes | about 8 months ago


renai42 (105349) writes "If you talk to most people, WikiLeaks collaborator Bradley Manning and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden are either criminals or some of the greatest whistleblowers of the modern age. Australia's Federal Attorney-General — the highest lawmaker in the country — has come down in the first camp, declaring in a high profile speech during the country's election campaign that neither can technically be classified as "whistleblowers", as they did not expose any government wrongdoing."
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