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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Julian Assange's internet access was cut off so #FreeJulian started trending


On Monday, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks,  lost his internet connection.

Why this matters

WikiLeaks tweeted that it was not a technical glitch, but that his connection had been "severed" by a "state party."

It's not clear what state that would be.  Assange lives in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition over rape charges, but lately his organization has been focusing on documents related to the U.S. election (more specifically, Hillary Clinton.)

Many of his supporters saw this as an act of censorship.

Some tied it back to the U.S. election.

About that: Obama didn't sign away the Internet.

It's still not clear who or what cut Assange's web access.

Assange detractors weren't impressed.

What do you think of Julian Assange?

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