Julian Assange on Facebook, ‘cable cooking’ and ignorance

In this May 2011 interview with Russia Today, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange discusses change taking place in Egypt and explains why he believes Facebook is "the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented".

Assange, who will be appearing this Satuday at a Frontline Club "in conversation" event (details below), also explains during the interview why WikiLeaks’ biggest enemy is ignorance, and accuses media organisations the Guardian and the New York Times of "cable cooking" in the way they handled the leaked US diplomatic cables obtained and released by WikiLeaks in 2010.

Julian Assange in conversation with Slavoj Žižek, moderated by Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, will take place on 2 July at the Troxy In East London. More information and tickets for the event can be found here.