WikiLeaks made a spoof Mastercard advert, highlighting the $15 Million in donations to WikiLeaks that have been blocked by the credit card company.

Starring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the ad, posted on Youtube last month, is pretty funny watching.

For six months, five major US financial institutions – VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union and the Bank of America – are said to have cut off donations to WikiLeaks on the behest of the US government, retaining $15 Million in donations.

The video spoof of the “priceless’ Mastercard advertisements features Assange informing the public how much money it takes to keep WikiLeaks afloat: $1 million tackling lawsuits; $500 thousand for his own house arrest.

Watch it here.


This isn't the first time Assange has appeared on Youtube showing a lighter side. Here's the WikiLeaks boss disco dancing in Reykjavík. And here's Julian Assange rapping.