HOUSTON, Texas — Julian Assange, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks speaks to the Green Party of the United State Convention.
All times, Central Daylight time.
Update 12:20: Assange receives a standing ovation after not revealing any new information.
Update 12:15: Assange compared Google and other media to HIV. He said the virus of the media blocks the freedom to communicate. He said freedom of speech guaranteed in the Constitution is just a piece of paper if it is not defended. #GoogleHIV hashtag introduced on livestream.
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Update 12:10: “I think Hillary Clinton’s track record looks like the power that she does represent.” YouTube viewers are expressing concern on the live stream that he is saying nothing new.
Update 12:05: Assanged compared the choice between Clinton and Trump as choosing between two different STDs. He said these are the most unpopular candidates in the history of U.S. presidential politics.
Update 12:00: “This is a new generation,” Assange said discussing Clinton and Google. “A president is much more of a spokesperson.” He said that the Bernie Sanders revolution must be seen “past the moment” and look further into the future. He said this is a remarkable moment for the Greens.
Update 11:56 a.m.: Assange discusses the connection between the Clinton campaign and Google.