On April 16, 2015 WikiLeaks released the so-called Sony Archives, containing some 30,000 documents and more than 170,000 e-mails from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hacked information reveals Sony’s political influence, including alleged ties to the White House, military industrial complex and the policymaking process.
Leaked emails released by WikiLeaks show that executives at tech and entertainment giant Sony were concerned over reports associating the Sony brand with the Israeli assault that left more than 2,200 people, 547 of them children, dead in Gaza last year.
British Prime Minister David Cameron met with representatives from Sony Pictures just ten weeks before the Scottish independence referendum to discuss the release of a TV show based on Scotland's repression under British rule, documents released by WikiLeaks have revealed.
The US Department of State communicates with various non-governmental actors, including entertainment companies, on how to counter Islamic State and Russian propaganda, the Department’s acting spokesperson Marie Harf said on Friday.
According to former CIA officer, the US asking Sony Pictures Entertainment to find a Muslim version of Western rock musician Bob Geldof to counter Islamic State propaganda demonstrates that US President Barack Obama lacks a coherent strategy to address extremist information operations.
WikiLeaks made the wrong decision in releasing the cache of data hackers obtained from Sony Pictures Entertainment in November 2014, former National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander said on Friday.
The latest documents released by Wikileaks reveal some uncomfortable – yet unsurprising – truths about the relationship between Hollywood and the US Government. In its propaganda efforts against Russia, the US State Department may have pressured Sony – and some of the biggest stars – into cooperating.
WikiLeaks has taken tens of thousands of documents and emails that were stolen during last year's Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and published them online to show "the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation."