LONDON — WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief claims his organization doesn’t
know who sent it some 91,000 secret U.S. military documents, telling
journalists that the Web site was set up to hide the source of its data
from those who receive it.
Julian Assange didn’t say whether he meant he had no idea who leaked
the documents or whether his organization simply could not be sure. But
he did say the added layer of secrecy helps protect the site’s sources
from spy agencies and hostile corporations.
“We never know the source of the leak,” he told journalists
gathered at London’s Frontline Club late Tuesday. “Our whole system is
designed such that we don’t have to keep that secret.”