More than 21,000 “verified” emails allegedly associated with the French presidential campaign of Emmanuel Macron have been released by WikiLeaks.
The whistleblowing organisation claims the batch of 21,075 emails, dating from March 2009 to April 2017, are uniquely verified through its DKIM system.
A full archive of 71,848 emails with 26,506 attachments from 4,493 unique senders is provided for context, according to a WikiLeaks statement.
It states that while only the 21,075 emails marked with its green “DKIM verified” banner are certified by WikiLeaks as genuine, it believes “based on statistical sampling” that the “overwhelming majority” of the remainder are also authentic.
“As the emails are often in chains and include portions of each other, it is usually possible to confirm the integrity other emails in the chain as a result of the DKIM verified emails within it,” the statement reads.
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