Will the real WikiLeaks please stand up?

the-fifth-estate-movie-reviewRecently I watched The Fifth Estate starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.  Cumberbatch completely nailed Assange’s odd speaking pattern, which irked me through large chunks of the movie.  All in all I liked the film, but I just had a nagging feeling that this wasn’t an accurate portrayal of how things really went down.  Assange himself has spoken ill against the film after reading the leaked script saying that it’s  “irresponsible, counterproductive and harmful.”, but I can’t just take his word for it either. So I did a bit of investigating and here’s what I found.

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