They appeared to have us all fooled, including the New York Times' very own tech columnist, Nick Bilton. But shortly after an opinion piece penned under the name of Bill Keller, former Times executive editor, had been dubbed a fake, the infamous whistle blowers at WikiLeaks have claimed responsibility.
The confusion began late Saturday night when the Times' appeared to publish an intriguing piece from Keller entitled 'WikiLeaks, A Post Postscript'. The "op-ed" was then tweeted by an account that appeared to be Keller's, and before long the story had reached several influential journalists.
"Important piece by @nytkeIler defending @WikiLeaks and a plea to protect the First Amendment: http://t.co/LO5SBA3G," tweeted Bilton, who has since deleted the tweet, to his more than 120,000 followers.
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