Facebook sees Wikileaks fan numbers soar, users share thoughts on the whistleblower through status updates.
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While many are trying to put a lid on the Wikileaks operation by closing its accounts and limiting its access to funds, others have chosen not to hinder the organization that the US government has accused of illegal activity.
While the US government has stressed that the publishing of classified documents is illegal, and even looking at the documents is illegal for some, operating fan webpages for an organization that participates in such activity is legal.
With a recent redesign allowing for Twitter-like queries of community status updates, Facebook users have seen a flurry of chatter about Wikileaks. These status updates have gained attention and helped shoot the document-sharing website's fan page up into the fourth position on the Facebook leaderboard.