Julian Assange canceled an earlier plan to deliver his Wikileaks 10th anniversary speech from the Ecuadorian Embassy balcony in London due to last minute security concerns.
Instead Assange addressed the world via videolink at the Volksbuhne Theater in Berlin.
The world expected to Assange release classified information that was rumored to deal a devastating blow to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
In the end nothing was really said.
Assange did note that no document dumps would happen right away, but rather new releases will come every week up until the US elections.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 4, 2016
Twitter users were upset at the very mundane statement by Assange, even going so far as saying a deal may have been struck with Hillary, or that Assange has family members being threatened by the Clinton mafia. Many twitter users were just upset that they got up in the middle of the night to get no October surprise.
Wikileaks fail. No information released today. Promises obscure information released each week.
— Ali ? (@ali) October 4, 2016
#wikileaks says upcoming dump will be damaging to us elections but trying to stay impartial and silent to avoid counter spin
— TerrapinHead77 (@TerrapinHead77) October 4, 2016
— Colette Marin (@Noutchka60) October 4, 2016
WikiLeaks a big bust. Said does not do document dumps at 3am. We have been played. He made a deal.
— Deplorable Midge (@Midgespeaks) October 4, 2016
— we are anonymous (@Anons4justice) October 4, 2016
What a load of crap this is. All of this for a #wikileaks fundraiser.
Credibility gone. The boy who cried wolf. Game playing. Done.
— teri (@rrteri) October 4, 2016
Retweeted Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet):
Wikileaks to be publishing new documents every week until election. #OctoberSurprise
— Laurie Hilliard (@laurie_hilliard) October 4, 2016
— Teresa † ن (@BlackIrishI) October 4, 2016
— Ayn Rand Paul (@McCarthyKnew) October 4, 2016
— Sheik Yerbouti (@YerboutiSheik) October 4, 2016