Amazon dropped WikiLeaks from its servers this week, according to the
muckraking Web site's twitter feed. "WikiLeaks servers at Amazon
ousted," read a WikiLeaks tweet posted around 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
"Free speech the land of the free—fine our $ are now spent to employ
people in Europe." The announcement comes on the heels of an apparent
shutdown of the WikiLeaks site early on Wednesday, according to CNN.
WikiLeaks had decamped to Amazon's servers on Sunday following a
hacking attack on its old servers. The site is now up and running again
using a different host. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman did a happy
dance at the news that Amazon had dumped the controversial site. "I wish
that Amazon had taken this action earlier," Lieberman said in a written
statement. "The company's decision to cut off WikiLeaks now is the
right decision." Meanwhile, WikiLeaks continued to denounce Amazon. "If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books," read a Wednesday afternoon tweet.
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