• Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, posed for a picture at a protest during his younger years.

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, posed for a picture at a protest during his younger years. (Photo : YouTube/ ColdFusion)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange appeared via video link in Sydney to discuss the failings of modern media. As part of the discussion, the highly sought refugee expressed his view about Wikileaks and how it differs from the global media.

Assange, who is still under the protection of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, managed to spare time to answer some questions and clear things up for his followers and supporters. One of the main points of the discussion centered on the nature of Wikileaks.

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The credited founder of the site vigorously defended Wikileaks as an excellent library that every reader can trust, through which "original pristine information" may be secured. Assange then continued by comparing traditional media with his Wikileaks, wherein a distinct difference has been clearly sketched out by the site founder during the forum.

"You're not reading pre-weaponised knowledge. When you read a newspaper article, you are reading weaponised text that is designed to affect a person just like you. I think that is the real beauty of WikiLeaks... it is that sea of information, that treasure, that intellectual treasure, that rebel library of Alexandria you can go into," CNET quoted Assange as saying.

On the other, when asked about the dawn of fake news circulating in the society, the Wikileaks founder has a different view about it. Assange expressed his fondness with the advent of fake news. 

He is jubilant with the arrival of fake news because, in terms of authentication, we have a perfect record of having no mistake about it. Such view is quite contradictory to his feelings for the global news media, which he sees a "very, very, very inaccurate" press.

Meanwhile, the fate of Assange in terms of his asylum has been sealed. The result of Ecuador's election means that the Wikileaks founder will have a continued stay in the country's London embassy, according to Independent Australia.

Watch here below Wikileaks in a nutshell: