Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks is going to split as some of as some of staffers have branched off to create a rival whistleblower platform, dubbed Openleaks.
According to a report published in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, the new secret-document-revealing website will be launched on Monday.
The paper cited a person familiar with the matter, saying, "Our long term goal is to build a strong, transparent platform to support whistleblowers — both in terms of technology and politics — while at the same time encouraging others to start similar projects."
Openleaks will be different from WikiLeaks as it will let whistleblowers to submit documents anonymously and will also let them to decide where the information goes, rather than be the source that publishes it. It will allow the upcoming whistleblower platform to avoid the political firestorm which is currently being faced by WikiLeaks.
Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has recently exposed thousands of sensitive US embassy cables, which triggered political firestorm against site’s founder Julian Assange. Several technology and financial companies such as Amazon and PayPal have already terminated essential services to the site.
Julian Assange, was forced to surrender, after Interpol issued an arrest warrant for him.