According to Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, CNN appears to have committed a serious felony by threatening to oust an anonymous source.
Assange says that CNN is in violation of a federal code in relation to the 1st Amendment, after they threatened to disclose the identity of the Redditor who created the Trump-CNN wrestling video.
In an obvious attempt at blackmail, CNN wrote an article in response to the viral video that warned they were willing to release the creators’ personal information if he dared to criticize the news outlet again in the future.
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) July 5, 2017
CNN Issues Warning To All Those Who Oppose Them
CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
Anybody who reads the full article will understand that CNN obviously threatened and coerced the meme creator into issuing the “apology” which CNN then gleefully published.
#CNNBlackMail Goes Viral
After CNN published the article boasting about blackmail of the Gif creator, users took to Twitter in their droves to create thousands of new memes hitting back at the network over their bullying and illegal tactics.
RETWEET THE HELL OUT OF THIS!
— Newt-Trump Fan Club (@NewtTrump) July 5, 2017
— ✩chiℓℓ✩ (@chiIIum) July 5, 2017