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The U.S. government has filed charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange — and the reason we know is because of a copy-and-paste error.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer accidentally dropped in two references to the sealed charges against Julian Assange in a filing for a separate unsealed case completely unrelated to Wikileaks. The charges against Assange, which are unknown at this time, are under seal according to a report by The Washington Post.

The unintentional disclosure appears to have occurred due to a copy-and-paste mistake, reports both The New York Times and The Guardian. It looks as if the prosecutor copied text from a similar case and neglected to swap out Assange’s name. Read more…

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