The top whistleblowing website, WikiLeaks, has admitted to penning the recent fake opinion piece attributed to the New York Times. In the article a prominent NYT columnist allegedly defends WikiLeaks and denounces a financial blockade of the press.
“Yes. We admit it. WikiLeaks (Assange & co) and our great supporters where [sic] behind the successful NYTimes banking blockade hoax,” a tweet from a WikiLeaks account read.
On Sunday, an op-ed article signed by NY Times active contributor Bill Keller began to circulate on the Web. The writing style closely resembled that of Keller and the interface of the web page looked like an opinion page of the NY Times. The publication also referenced a number of actual articles by Keller with hyperlinks.