Assange's ego could spell doom for WikiLeak's future: Ex-staffers

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New York, Oct. 26 (ANI): Julian Assange's single-minded determination to publish a trove of leaked documents may eventually threaten the very stability of Wikileaks.

While the whistle-blowing website and its outspoken front man Assange have proudly passed out access to the secure documents they've uncovered, a diverse collection of former staffers, activists and volunteers are taking issue with the organization and its mission, Fox News reports.

They describe an organization that is largely out of control, driven by the personality and ego of Assange.

At least five people from the core group have left because of disagreements over the way Assange has been running the operation, the Washington Post reported over the weekend.

The New York Times cited Assange's "dwindling number of loyalists," and wrote that "some of his own comrades are abandoning him for what they see as erratic and imperious behavior, and a nearly delusional grandeur unmatched by an awareness that the digital secrets he reveals can have a price in flesh and blood."

Neither Assange himself nor spokespeople for Wikileaks responded to numerous requests for comment from Fox News.

WikiLeaks has already published some 77,000 U.S. intelligence reports about the war in Afghanistan in July. It announced Saturday it would soon release 15,000 more secret Afghan war documents.

The announcement came just one day after the group published the collection of nearly 400,000 Iraq war papers. (ANI)

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