Deep Dives Research Challenge | The Wikileaks Archive | Winners Announced [70SBD]

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Wikileaks Archive Research Challenge II

Another brilliant round of Deep Dives has come to an end. We're happy to say that the quality of the posts is increasing with each challenge and it's becoming increasingly difficult to choose the winners. IF there ever was one, this is a great problem to have.

Click here, to see the original Research Challenge post.

As always, we'd like to begin by recognizing all the official contributors to the 2nd Wikileaks Research Challenge @deepdives. We had the pleasure of welcoming some new blood to the project this time around as well, which is always exciting!

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Thank you all for your hard work and dedication! We're building an archive of research here on the Steem blockchain and your work here is critical, unique and, we believe, invaluable.

Without further ado, let's introduce the winners of the 2nd Wikileaks Research Challenge.


First Place Winner (35 SBD)

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Wikileaks Deep Dives: The Extraterrestrial Issue, Interest By World Leaders And Influential People In An Unknown Presence

by @an0nkn0wledge

This is a serious deep dive on the question of extra terrestrial life. I highly recommend taking the time to go through this wonderful post. There's a dizzying amount of sources and references but all anchored in government documentation, it's a very impressive collection of evidence. Excellent work @an0nkn0wledge! We're honorred to have this in our growing body of Deep Dives research.

Second Place Winner (21 SBD)


Crossmatch. The Biggest Breach in Privacy Sensitive Data EVER

by @bifilarcoil

This is a fascinating piece examining the CIA funded CrossMatch corporation. Much like how in our last contest @palikari123 covered the CIA tech company In-Q-Tel, this deep dive really unearths some excellent information surrounding this largely unknown, yet influential, organization. CrossMatch has been involved in developing trojan malware that is able to extract data without being detected by the biggest names in internet security such as: Norton, McAfee, and Kaspersky.

And it becomes clear why those companies are such great fans of governments that break the very security they are providing. The government keeps them in business while using taxpayers money. So in fact you pay twice, both for the brake and for the fixes, over and over again.

Third Place Winner (14 SBD)


ZunZuneo USAID Funded Social Media Network for REgime Change

by @palikar123

For the third consecutive time, @palikari123 has put together a winning post with another solid bit of research into covert US operations in Cuba seeking to destabilize the caribbean nation. This post is particularly relevant since these types of covert regime change operations involving NGOs are being exposed more and more frequently. Hats off to you once again @palikari123 this is very absorbing work! You're really setting a great example with your contributions. Much respect.

On to the FBI Vault

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The next Deep Dives research challenge will focus on a different archive but one that many of you may already be familiar with - the FBI Vault.

Keep an eye out for the official research challenge announcement which we hope to have up and running in the coming days!


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Congrats AK on taking out this research challenge edition...a fantastic dive and well deserved!

Without trying to steal your thunder, I'm absolutely ecstatic with the result for my buddy @bifilarcoil. His knowledge on a wide variety of topics will be a welcome addition to this research community.

I hope this gives you the impetus and motivation to continue digging:) Well done to you and all!


Hey, congratulations again @palikari123! :)

Congratulations to all the winners this round! You all did an amazing job with your research and it shows.


Thank you 😇


Way to go Buddy!!! I shouldn't have scrapped my original, I tried to put something together in 2 days and wound up in a clusterfuck!


lol...I don't think it was a clusterfuck:) Just make sure you save that original for the next edition!


Thanks! I just did a followup about the effect of the music industry. My original was about neo-colonialism in Africa (I did a series about a year ago). This was about the Central African Rep.- the Wikileaks material was in French and my resource material was in Eng. I figured people would get confused! Anyway- Great Job!!!


Oui Oui:) Look forward to reading your next entry!


Bon Chance!

Another excellent and illuminating @deepdives .. huge congratulations to all the winners and big respect to everyone that entered, I look forward to catching up on the posts I've missed over the weekend. Looking forward to seeing what you guys find in the vault. ;)

Congratulations to all, I was kind of hoping @bifilarcoil would win it, but I am slightly biased, as I have watched him grow in confidence and quality of post.


Wow, @deliberator, that means a lot to me! Yet in a way i'm glad that i did not win. It is good to see so many great articles. It is hard to write a good article, but it is even harder to write an article that is better then a winning article. LOL

Thank you for the encouragement!

Congrats to all the winners! wo0ot! Good job everyone :)

Awesome! Congrats @an0nkn0wledge I certainly enjoyed your post I’m glad you won. Hopefully it helps your financial situation!

Congrats to the winners!! @palikari123 wow 3 times in a row a winning post well done! @bifilarcoil wow you won! I was hoping this as you deserve this ... enjoy the prizes :)


Thank you!

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congratulations to the winners... I haven't had the time to sink my teeth into wikileaks, hopefully the next time

Well I love Julian Assange Meme

Congratulations to all the winners. I will keep trying