WikiLeaks closes down
The cause? Simple lack of crucial funding.
Follwing a boycott spearheaded by Visa nad Mastercard, dating back to December, funding for the trouble-making operation has plunged to almost zilch.
Julian Assange (pictured) stated that, "In order to ensure our future survival, WikiLeaks is now forced to temporarily suspend its publishing operations and aggressively fundraise in order to fight back against this blockade and its proponents."
"If WikiLeaks does not find a way to remove this blockade, given our current levels of expenditure, we will simply not be able to continue by the turn of the New Year."
The influential Australian newspaper has condemned the embargo as politically motivated.