WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hit out on Wednesday at a Hollywood film about his secret-spilling website, calling the movie “a massive propaganda attack”.
Speaking to students at Britain's prestigious Oxford University by videolink from the Ecuadoran embassy in London, Assange revealed that he had acquired a copy of the script for The Fifth Estate, due to be released in November.
“It is a lie upon lie. The movie is a massive propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the character of my staff,” the Australian Internet activist told the audience at the university's Oxford Union debating club.
Assange, 41, also blasted the movie for “fanning the flames” of war against Iran by implying that the Islamic republic was working on a nuclear bomb.
Reading from the script, he said the opening scene was set inside a military complex in Iran with documents containing nuclear symbols.