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Did Wikileaks Release a List of Black Money Holders in Swiss Bank?

In 2011, WikiLeaks had issued a clarification on a different version of the same message.

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In 2011, WikiLeaks had issued a clarification on a different version of the same message.
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CLAIM

A message is being circulated on social media with the claim that WikiLeaks has published the “first list of black money holders in SWISS bank”.

The message mentions top 30 members which includes Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Akhilesh Yadav, Shashi Tharoor, Mayawati among others. It also alleges that Indian black money in Swiss bank amounts to Rs 1.3 trillion dollars.

Several social media users shared the message on Facebook and Twitter with the same claim.

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The Quint received a query about the claim made in the message via its WhatsApp Helpline.

In 2011, WikiLeaks had issued a clarification on a different version of the same message.
The Quint received the message on its WhatsApp Helpline.
(Photo: WhatsApp screengrab)
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WHAT’S THE TRUTH?

WikiLeaks published their last report on 30 January 2019 on set of documents from the Catholic Church. There is no mention of any report on black money holders in Swiss bank.

In 2011, WikiLeaks had issued a clarification on a different version of the same message.
The latest report on WikiLeaks’ website dates back to 30 January.
(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Further, we searched on TweetDeck, a dashboard application for management of Twitter accounts, using keywords ‘wikileaks indian money’ and found a tweet shared by WikiLeaks in 2011. The organisation had then issued a clarification on a different version of the same message.

MESSAGE VIRAL SINCE 2011

This is not the first time that the message has gone viral. It has been doing the rounds since 2011.

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