What We Learned From Julian Assange’s Son’s Twitter

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Part of the reason Julian Assange has remained such a mystery to inquiring minds is that all the personal information about him tends to be sourced from people who knew him as either a hacker, a leaker, or an alleged sexual assaulter. There’s precious little in the way of personal detail and backstory to fill out the picture. With that in mind, here are some revelations from his 20-year-old son Daniel’s recently discovered public Twitter.

1. Like most parents of teenagers, there were times when Julian Assange thought his son was demented.

Father declared me a sociopath, mother thinks I’m a monster and this romantic situation is oh-so-very-uncomfortable. #TweetYour16YearOldSelf

2. Assange’s son thinks his father’s a little demented, too.

I think he just has a tendency to follow the path of highest resistance, simply for the sake of defiance.”

Something I wrote about my father in 2006. Seems a rather trite understatement now.

2. Assange’s son thinks his father’s a little demented, too.

I think he just has a tendency to follow the path of highest resistance, simply for the sake of defiance.”

Something I wrote about my father in 2006. Seems a rather trite understatement now.

3. His son is as wrapped up in the WikiLeaks saga as the rest of us.

4. His son weighs science over religion.

@profoundlypaige DYLAN MORAN! <3 Yes, I couldn't be of stronger agreement. Faith is by nature antithetical to the refinement of knowledge.

5. His son has a sense of humor. This is not from Twitter, but rather the description on Daniel’s website:

Smart, irreverent, transgressive, condescending. Yup, like father like son, just maybe minus the megalomania.

What Julian Assange’s Son Is Tweeting About His Dad [AtlanticWire]