Wikileaks is considering tracking the personal details of Twitter users with a verified Twitter account.
Wikileaks’ Task Force Twitter page, posted on Twitter saying “We are thinking of making an online database with all ‘verified’ twitter accounts & their family/job/financial/housing relationships,” the task force said on Twitter on Friday. In another tweet the organization said, “We are looking for clear discrete (father/shareholding/party membership) variables that can be put into our AI software.”
After several retweets, the task force elaborated by saying, “We are looking for clear discrete (father/shareholding/party membership) variables that can be put into our AI software. Other suggestions?”
Like many social media platforms, Twitter gives verified accounts a blue check to show other Twitter users that the company has identified and verified the account’s information. It’s mostly seen and used by writers, authors, celebrities, politicians and musicians. However, Twitter recently expanded the program to make it easier for people to get verified.
Ultimately, Wikileaks explained that they are looking to find “relationships” between people. They will accomplish this by using their artificial intelligence programming.
Meanwhile, Julian Assange and his task force are in the middle of a Russian hack contention between the CIA, NSA, Donald Trump, and Wikileaks.
Their leader, Julian Assange, is responsible for leaking private e-mails from the Democratic Party. In fact, over the course of several weeks nearly 20,000 different hacked e-mails were published by organization just days before the election. Now, Wikileaks is the center of a highly contentious Russian hack scandal. While, Assange argues that his source for the e-mails is not connected to the Russian government. However, several intelligence reports assert that Russia was behind the hack and shared the information with Assange’s organization.