No one has any idea of Julian Assange’s current status. Is he alive or is he dead? Why was the dead man’s switch activated if he is still alive?
What the world knows so far (and for certain) is that Wikileaks has released a massive tranche of data of around 88 GB size to public. Also, Assange’s Internet access, which was restricted by the Ecuadorian Embassy on Sunday, is still not back.
But the silver lining is that at least Assange will not have to rely solely on the Internet to keep himself up-to-date. Of course, a newspaper helps but the news is always a day old!
So the solution? Read the news out to him, and one man is already on it!
Canadian comedian Bobby Mair took a handheld loudspeaker and stood outside the embassy shouting the news of the moment to Assange.
In his characteristic style, Mair hung a board to a string tied around his neck reading “Julian Assange’s Personal Internet Service”.
— Bobby Mair (@BobbyMair) October 19, 2016
“In your hometown right now of Townsville, it’s like 32 degrees [Celsius, 90 Fahrenheit]. Maybe some of your childhood friends are having a nice day. Maybe you could write them a letter,” Mair is heard shouting in a video posted by him on Twitter.
Mair is the new hero of the Internet.