Founded in 2006 by Australian publisher and activist Julian Assange, WikiLeaks analyzes and publishes censored and restricted materials. The United States government has increasingly used the Espionage Act, a law passed during World War I, to prosecute leakers of classified information, including those who have supplied information to WikiLeaks. The organization gained notoriety in 2010 when then-army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks, resulting in Manning being convicted under the Espionage Act and sentenced to 35 years in prison before President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in 2017. WikiLeaks has published material on its own, as well as shared materials with established news organizations so that they can independently analyze and report on the leaked records. ...

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