The Dutchman’s friends have accused Wikileaksof using his disappearance for its own benefit, and are upset that some media reports have unquestioningly repeated the organisation’s claim was an Assange “associate”. ...
“I hate how overblown Arjen’s Wikileaks connection is becoming,” said one, Ancilla van der Leest. “He advised many parties and journalistic organisations on infosecurity. In this light he was also a ‘Reuters associate’.”
Carlo, who is also the director of Big Brother Watch, tweeted: “WikiLeaks might want to make this sound like it’s about them, but it is not ... It makes me, and others, feel sick to my stomach to see Arjen being missing/out of contact reported like a WikiLeaks murder mystery.”