After reading the WikiLeaks cables which confirmed what every Tunisian knew -- that Ben Ali, the country's president, and his family were a bunch of corrupt tyrants who silenced every form of criticism and handled the country's economy akin to a mobster family -- Tunisians lost their shit. As a result, Ben Ali has fled while the prime minister has taken charge in an attempt to restore order.
Some are arguing that the release of the cables did not cause the President's fall -- he was doing a fine job in laying the groundwork himself -- but it may have affected the timing. Either way, one thing is certain:
WikiLeaks is now at the centre of a global battle between media and those in power but what's new about what Julian Assange is doing? WikiLeaks is much more than just another journalistic scandal, it is a challenge to the way that power and news media operate in the Internet Age.
The U.S. Government, however, is not idly sitting by.
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