Cablegate revenge? Wikileaks slams Clinton for swiping its Twitter logo design

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Reuters/Mike Segar)
Wikileaks has blamed the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign for stealing its Twitter logo design, which depicts a horizontal red arrow pointing to the right.

The whistleblowing media organization tweeted on Sunday complaining of the similarities between its own Twitter logo design and the Clinton campaign logo.

“Hillary Clinton has stolen our innovative WikiLeaks twitter logo design,” Wikileaks said.

Clinton’s logo is an ‘H’ made up of blue vertical lines and a right-pointing red arrow as the horizontal connector.

On Sunday, Clinton officially declared her campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. The campaign’s website went live Sunday afternoon. In a launch video featured on the site, Clinton promised to be a “champion” for “everyday Americans.”

Clinton was US secretary of state in 2010 when Wikileaks published 250,000 classified documents sent by State Dept. diplomats from December 1966 to February 2010. The scandal came to be known as Cablegate.

The leaked cables -- provided by whistleblower Chelsea Manning, a US Army soldier stationed in Iraq at the time -- displayed the unfiltered face of America's diplomatic machinations, in which embassies were used as a vital tool for American espionage. For instance, secret cables sent under Clinton's name instructed US diplomats to gather "biometric data," such as "fingerprints, facial images, DNA, and iris scans," of African officials. Other cables directed diplomats to spy on the likes of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and security-council representatives from China, Russia, France, and the UK.

Despite the damning contents splayed out for all to see, Clinton asserted that the leaks were not an indictment of Washington's malevolence.

"Let's be clear. This disclosure is not just an attack on America — it's an attack on the international community," Clinton said.

"There is nothing laudable about endangering innocent people, and there is nothing brave about sabotaging the peaceful relations between nations," she added.

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President Barack Obama offered his support for Clinton’s candidacy over the weekend.

“[Hillary Clinton] was a formidable candidate in 2008, she was a great supporter of mine in the general election, she was an outstanding secretary of state, she is my friend,” Obama said at a press conference. “I think she would be an excellent president.”

Yet Clinton's campaign was greeted with negativity via the Twitter hashtag #WhyImNotVotingForHillary, a vehicle mostly used by her right-wing opponents to ridicule her candidacy.

Others attacked Clinton from the left.