For over five years, the @JulianAssange handle on Twitter has laid dormant. But that just changed, as the controversial Wikileaks editor and founder has activated it. Here’s his first tweet.
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) February 14, 2017
The tweet makes a light-hearted reference to a conspiracy theory which states that Assange died during his period of asylum at Ecuador’s embassy in London. This is something which both Assange and Wikileaks have had to emphatically deny in recent months, most recently in a Reddit AMA.
Assange joins fellow privacy activists Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning on the platform, although he’s almost certainly no stranger to Twitter. The polarizing transparency advocate is believed to be the voice of the official Wikileaks Twitter account.