Internet users have fired up in regard to the revelation of secret documents from Panama based Mossack Fonseca, by an anonymous insider. Over year of investigation by the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism and their 200 global partners have shed light on the dark sight of rich and powerful world leaders use offshore tax havens to hide their vast wealth.
The revelation marks the biggest leak in the history contains 11 million confidential documents worth of 2.6 terabytes. It is even larger than the U.S. diplomatic cables released by Julian Assange led WikiLeaks in 2010, and the secret intelligence documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013.
The leak unveils secret offshore holdings from 128 politicians around the world that includes 12 current and former world leaders. The popular hashtag #PanamaPapers getting 160M impression and 9754 tweets are circulated per hour. We plunged into Twitter and here are the top 20 tweets circulating in the social media revealing global corruption.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 3, 2016
— ICIJ (@ICIJorg) April 3, 2016
— Publimetros (@publimetros) April 4, 2016
— 4corners (@4corners) April 4, 2016
— Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) April 4, 2016
Guardian front page, Monday 4 April 2016: The secret $2bn trail of deals that lead all the way to Putin pic.twitter.com/WGU2uDgNUD
— The Guardian (@guardian) April 3, 2016
— Mashable (@mashable) April 4, 2016
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) April 3, 2016
— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) April 4, 2016
— Süddeutsche Zeitung (@SZ) April 3, 2016
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 3, 2016
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) April 4, 2016
— News18 (@CNNnews18) April 4, 2016
— Aristegui Noticias (@AristeguiOnline) April 3, 2016
— Le Monde (@lemondefr) April 4, 2016
Cameron promised and has failed to end tax secrecy and crack down on 'morally unacceptable' offshore schemes, real action is now needed
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) April 3, 2016
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) April 4, 2016
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) April 4, 2016