WikiLeaks is a whistleblower organization that publishes anonymously contributed confidential government and corporate documents on its website for public scrutiny. This non-profit media organization’s aim is to expose oppressive regimes and unethical corporate practices via document dumps.
Within one year of its 2006 launch, WikiLeaks claimed a database of over 1.2 million classified documents.
Since its conception, WikiLeaks has inspired a number of spinoff organizations based on the original WikiLeaks model. Such spinoffs include: OpenLeaks, Balkan Leaks, Brussels Leaks, Indoleaks, RuLeaks, and TradeLeaks.