I am sure that most of you have heard about the Panama Papers. If you have not heard about it, it is basically a treasure of documents that showed how some of the world’s most powerful people were said to have used offshore bank accounts in order to conceal their wealth or avoid taxes.
Some of the big names found on that list are:
– Vladimir Poutin, President of Russia
– Lionnel Messi, famous soccer player
– Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine
– plus hundreds of politicians, and many more
It is unknown as to who the whistleblower is, but he/she first went to Suddeutsche Zeitung, a German national newspaper, and they were the only people to interact with the whistleblower through encrypted channels. He/she also refused to meet in person. They asked for no monetary compensation but only asked to stay anonymous.
I just felt as if this was a very interesting story because this person is doing similar work to Wikileaks and social media activism. I think that this story is also super important for everyone to keep up with because it just proves how corrupt our world is. The rich keep on getting richer–and it is not right or fair.