Many Facebook users are sharing a post alleging that WikiLeaks has disclosed a list of 30 members who have stashed money in the Swiss bank. Let’s try to analyze the veracity of the claims made in the post.
Claim: WikiLeaks has published the 1st list of black money holders in Swiss banks.
Fact: WikiLeaks has never published the list of Indians who have stashed their money in Swiss banks. Hence, the claim stands FALSE.
The news that WikiLeaks has published the list of black money holders in Swiss bank is doing rounds from 2011. There are many versions of it:
When one searches in WikiLeaks.org regarding any such list of black money holders in Swiss banks, no relevant information was found. In 2011, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that black money to Swiss banks mainly comes from India. But the organisation has never published any list of Indians who have stashed their black money in Swiss banks. WikiLeaks through their official Facebook and Twitter posts in 2011 clarified that the lists being circulated are fake and denied releasing any such list.
WARNING: WikiLeaks and Indian black money: The following is a FAKE image and never appeared on WikiLeaks http://t.co/Dwbpc3P— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 5, 2011
To sum it up, WikiLeaks list of Indian black money holders in Swiss bank is a fake one.
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It is great that your website confirm ed promptly that the list was fake.
Thanks for sharing such noteworthy information.
Lots of people share this wrong information on WhatsApp with knowing the reality.
In such condition any source which confirms the real or fake is very helpful.
Thanks for sharing such information.
People share this news even if they know it’s fake. They seems happy to do that just to support their party and malign opposition