The Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets Collective) is a journalistic 501 (c) non-profit organization dedicated to the free transmission of data in the public interest.
Their goal is to avoid political, corporate or personal tendencies, and to act as a "beacon of available information".
"As a collective of transparency, we do not support any purpose, idea or message other than ensuring that information is available to those who need it most."
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We are a small group, but our reach extends far beyond our members. Our founders had worked together informally for many years and developed deep connections in data collection, research, journalisms, activism and technologyς. Το 2018, ο The Architect και η Emma Best, μαζί με άλλους που επέλεξαν να μένουν ανώνυμοι, αποφάσισαν να συγκεντρώσουν την τεχνογνωσία και τον χρόνο τους για να δημιουργήσουν ένα ενιαίο έργο που αντιπροσωπεύει τους κοινούς μας στόχους και να δώσουν μια platform that others can trust.
The data we index must meet two criteria:
- To be in the public interest,
- To be able at first glance to make an assumption about the accuracy of the content
Since 2018, we've grown by leaps and bounds, releasing dozens terabyte data and have worked with groups such as the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, European Investigative Collaborations, the SilverLining Project at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the Social Media Toolkit (SMAT).
Our view is that data is a resource and a file. Also: this data can never tell the whole story. We believe that the public is responsible for the data and we open it to them for strict examination. With enough time and data, the truth can always emerge. Veritatem cognoscere ruat cælum et pereat world.
As of July 2020, we are a registered non-profit 501 (c) 3.
Based on the above, it seems that the target is similar to that of WikiLeaks, only Assange is missing, though that it is not necessarily bad. This time we are talking about a core group of investigative journalists, not a hacker activist who started bringing the truth to the masses on his own.
It remains to be seen how much the DDoSecrets Collective will bother