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What is this site?

Wikispooks was set up initially as a leak site[1] with wiki functionality. It turned out that so much information was already out there on the net, that the more important function is the wiki aspect (notably missing from Wikileaks). The site had an anonymous subissions facility, but this was shuttered in January 2017.

Is Wikispooks English Only?

At the moment, yes. Non-English language documents and articles are not suitable unless translated into English. Kindred spirits from other language groups interested in the project should contact an administrator.

What is there here?

The primary focus of the site is "deep politics" and spooks. Most of the content here is post-WW2, and concerns politics, history, people and events. There is a lot of material on whistleblowers and false flag attacks (from Operation Gladio onwards). There is quite a lot on deep state milieux (especially Le Cercle). There are a lot of stubs about the JFK assassination, but as of 2017, the material is not well connected. Reflecting the current editorship, the site has a particular emphasis on UK and USA. Information about other times and places are also of interest, especially when it helps illuminate contemporary deep politics.

How many pages/images/users/readers/etc. does Wikispooks have?

Wikispooks surpassed 13,000 pages in March 2017. Up to date site statistics are available from Wikiapiary, Special:Statistics and readership data is available from the online stats page.

Why is there nothing about «topic X»? Is Wikispooks a limited hangout?

A limited hangout displays only partial information, so that description could be said to apply since it certainly has huge gaps[2] - but omissions do not result from active censorship but a simple lack of editors. There are only so many of us, and we can't know about everything. Wikispooks Policy is designed to prevent the site from becoming a modified limited hangout (a deliberately misleading mixture truths and falsehoods), requiring that contributions be referenced and to original documents where possible. If you're an expert on «topic X» and would like to contribute your knowledge, feel free to join up.

Is this site censored?

If you can access the site from your nation state, it seems not. If you saw information here which appears to have vanished, that is probably because, as a wiki, pages change over time. Check the page histories, which are not subject to the same censorship as Wikipedia.

Would WikiSpooks publish information likely to damage the "national security" of (enter name of State here)?

WikiSpooks attempts to be non-patisan. Each individual editors attempts to write the truth as they see it, being clear about which claims might be regarded as contentious and sourcing information appropriately. The "National Security" point is bogus since this label is arbitrarily applied by deep state functionaries for their own shifting purposes which, in order to promote/defend the Official Narrative du jour, must be kept nebulous, mysterious and hidden. There is no way of knowing beforehand, whether any particular material will be so labeled. In any case, please note that Wikispooks is no longer a leak site. It is for republishing information which has already been published elsewhere on the web.

Purposes

The site is written by volunteers who believe that, as the late Martin Luther King once said "the truth must be told" and that "there comes a time when silence is betrayal".

How do I know WikiSpooks is not a honeypot?

Firstly note that in contrast to the lock-in characteristic of commercial enterprises, a comprehensive WikiSpooks:Site_Backup is freely available, so edits you make to Wikispooks will not be lost if the site goes offline; the weekly backups can easily be used to revive the site elsewhere. If Wikispooks becomes popular then doubtless the spooks will take an interest in who visits the site - welcome to the 21st century internet.

How can I be 100% sure WikiSpooks declared objectives are genuine?

You can't. As with everything else in life, you can reach a judgment on the evidence. The WikiSpooks site contains copious evidence that it's stated objectives are genuine and it would be interesting to know of any evidence that they are not. The ultimate answer to questions about trust is that you have the word of the site operator, an individual whose credentials are set out clearly on the WikiSpooks site. You believe them or you don't.

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What's with the spooky triangle logo?

A site needs a logo. This is the logo that User:Peter made.[3] It's "wiki", it's "spooks"y. Shine a light in dark places. What's not to like:-) ?

Where is this site hosted?

The live site is currently hosted on a virtual private server, which necessarily widens the required 'circle of trust' in its integrity to include the hosting company. This is a start-up resources issue and it is conceded that a dedicated server is preferable. The site will be moved to a dedicated server as and when traffic dictates or site support allows. The site is backed up hourly and is stored on more than one server at sites in more than one legal jurisdiction.

How secure is the WikiSpooks site?

We do our best. No site can be guaranteed secure against the technical and 'humint' capabilities of the Spooks. On a routine basis those capabilities are probably limited to traffic analysis and selected diversion and interception of traffic. From a user/browser perspective, the most effective counter-measures are respectively: use of an anonymising proxy service such as Tor for browsing and encryption of messages/files for uploads. Files can also be sent in encrypted form as email attachments using the WikiSpooks PGP key. However, there are pros and cons for all these measures and, no matter what you may see claimed elsewhere, NONE are 100% secure against the targeted capabilities of the Spooks.

I have another technical question about the Wikispooks site

First check if it's answered on the page on WikiSpooks' technical aspects.

Anything else ?

If you have any questions not answered here, members can post them on the 'Discussion' page (tab at top).

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