On April 5, WikiLeaks soared from obscurity to worldwide notoriety when it posted the "Collateral Murder" video on its site. The video taken from the cockpit of a US Army helicopter, shows a small group of men being shot from the helicopter in a Baghdad suburb in 2007. Although most people had never heard of WikiLeaks before the "Collateral Murder" video was posted, it has been the world's leading whistle-blower site for several years. WikiLeaks often harkens back to the Pentagon Papers as an example of how principled leaking can affect needed change.
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