Julian Assange has had his Internet access cut off and the world knows about it, although obviously not from him.
He has made the use of the Internet his tool or weapon to spread information that others don’t want spread and this has made him a number of enemies but seemingly few friends. With the spread of so much fake news there is a need to spread real news even if it is confronting although there have been concerns that he may have endangered a number of people as well.
To most of us being offline, even for a few hours, is horrifying and we will miss the latest Twitter from some Twit or an Instagram photo of the perfect breakfast. Our lives would lose meaning – well, actually it might gain some meaning.
Perhaps the Ecuadorian embassy should allow him incoming messages only. He has raised awareness, confronted a number of issues and maybe carried the torch of truth but it is time for him to come out and sort out his own life first.
Dennis Fitzgerald, Box Hill, Victoria