If you have a verified account, Wikileaks might come after your personal info, such as where you live the name's of your family members and where you work.
An account associated with Wikileaks tweeted Friday that the anti-secrecy organization wants to publish private data of thousands of verified Twitter users. Wikileaks is looking into creating a database of personal information of verified accounts.
"We are thinking of making an online database with all 'verified' twitter accounts & their family/job/financial/housing relationships," the WikiLeaks Task Force account tweeted.
The WikiLeaks Task Force then tweeted, “We are looking for clear discrete (father/shareholding/party membership) variables that can be put into our AI software. Other suggestions?”
Kevin Collier, a journalist, tweeted back saying, “Can you clarify this? It reads like a threat to begin doxing people.
Wikileaks responded saying the organization headed by Julian Assange wants to “develop a metric to understand influence networks based on proximity graphs.”
Twitter users quickly retaliated against Wikileaks for its plans.
Verified Twitter accounts confirm the identity of the user tweeting by displaying a blue check mark. The feature was launched in 2009 after complaints from celebrities of people impersonating them on the social platform. As of July 2016, there were 187,000 accounts verified on Twitter.
Last year, Wikileaks leaked more than 50,000 hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and the Gmail account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign Chairman John Podesta. U.S. intelligence officials have accused Russia of providing the hacked emails to WikiLeaks, a claim Assange has strongly denied.