The founder of the whistleblower hub joined Twitter in October 2011 but never posted any tweets — until Tuesday.
The first, which he sent to discuss the death rumors, claims “[r]umors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The second tweet is a retweet of a publication from WikiLeaks’ official account.
This past week, the WikiLeaks founder released a statement on the hub website calling on the United States and Sweden to give him back his freedom, adding that the United Kingdom “exhausted all avenues” while attempting to repeal the United Nations (UN) order to restore Assange’s freedom.
In his first tweet, Assange called the rumors of his death a “strange plot” but offered no further details.
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