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It looks like WikiLeaks is making another attempt to shake up the presidential election. Last week during an interview on Fox News, founder Julian Assange claimed his organization had quite a lot of important material to disseminate — thousands of pages to be exact — linked to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
This follows the release of emails, voicemails, and other personal information from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in July, which led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other senior officials.
Spilling secrets is nothing new for WikiLeaks, especially when it comes to politics, and specifically Clinton's emails. To many on the left, WikiLeaks was once touted as a stronghold for transparency, but it appears to have morphed into a different kind of group during this election cycle, turning to social media to provide context for its actions.
Charlie Beckett is director of Polis at the London School of Economics. Alex Gibney is a documentary filmmaker and director of "We Steal Secrets: the Story of WikiLeaks," and the new film "Zero Days." Together, Beckett and Gibney join The Takeaway to discuss the evolution of WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election.