To be Assanged

1. When you are attacked on charges that you cannot immediately disprove and are forced to hide, in ways that reinforce misguided public perceptions of you, to the advantage of your detractors, you've been Assanged.

2. Broader definition: If you have strong publicly voiced ethics and you fight against the corruption and the questionable ethos that pervades large 21st Century institutions and, as a result of not being able to target you legally, your name and your associations are muddied through impressive - if childish and easily scripted - misinformation campaigns, possibly involving all the four estates, and you are forced to disprove ambiguous charges and rumors that were orchestrated primarily to tarnish your profile and distract the mob from the truth, you've been Assanged.

Named after Julian Assange, one of the founders and most prominent spokesperson of whistle-blower website Wikileaks. Mr. Assange is most famously associated with the release of several large collections of internal US government documents regarding the Afghan and Iraq wars, and also US State Department internal cables. In the free-thinking community, Mr. Assange is more widely known for founding a website that made its claim to fame by releasing documents that embarrassed many non-American governments and corporations.
1. You point at the burning roof; the serial arsonist points at your dirty shoes; the mob attacks you for the shoes instead of putting the fire out, thus forcing you to hide while still pointing at the burning roof. You've been Assanged.
by nostraticispeak December 1, 2010
(v.): When a group of powerful people use organizations and/or states under their control to actively persecute, marginalize or imprison a dissident, whistleblower or journalist by using psychological torture, false accusations and manipulating vagaries in the laws of the involved nations and international treaties (Lawfare) to silence the individual.

The desired effect is to dissuade others from following in their footsteps and take attention away from embarrassing information, corruption or high level crimes exposed or publicly opposed by the person targeted.
If you expose war crimes committed by the U.S. you risk being assanged.
by Eschatus February 29, 2020
(v.): To prosecute somebody for one offence because you can't or won't prosecute them for what you actually want them convicted of; to charge somebody you believe has comitted a crime with the wrong offence.

Named in honour of Julian Assange, the first prominent case of Assanging.
Lawyer: "My client has been Assanged."

Press: "Police claim littering should be charged as more serious vandalism-type offences because it 'damages the street' but campaign groups say that is 'blatant Assanging'."

Defendant: "I did these things, your honour, I've not been framed - I've been Assanged!"

Judge: "In throwing out this case I must wonder why the prosecution believed they could Assange this man."
by TheScottishMafia December 8, 2010
To have sex with a consenting partner in the morning hours without a condom and later be accused of sexual violation aka "sex by surprise"
Damn, this morning when we were spooning after a night of great sex, Matt assanged me. He is a terrorist and should be hunted down and assassinated!!
by half japanese girl December 4, 2010
Having unprotected sex with a random partner(s) a la the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Raw dogging it. Having unprotected sex.
So I met these two Swedish girls at the club last night, took them both home I didn't have a rubber so I just started assanging it. I hope they were as clean as they looked.
by Game-Bitches December 8, 2010
(n). A form of rash that develops following the waxing of body hair.
"I've got the this assange across my chest after my wax yesterday."
by Ulupna January 19, 2012
The belief that openness and transparency facilitates trust and progress.
by Sgrmag December 15, 2016