The book Trump tried to stop from being published is massively pirated online

the room where it happenedAn upcoming memoir by ex-national security adviser John Bolton is a big thorn in the side of Donald Trump’s White House — so big, in fact, that the administration tried to stop it from being published(opens in a new tab),

It didn’t work, but it shouldn’t matter much, as the book is already available online on pirate sites, and is becoming quite a hit.

according to torrentfreak(opens in a new tab)The book was shared on several pirate portals including The Pirate Bay, where it topped the list of most downloaded books.

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“The Room Where It Happened” is very popular on The Pirate Bay.
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A pirated version of the book has also been shared on Twitter by a group called Distributed Denial of Secrets, although tweets (opens in a new tab)later removed after a takedown notice(opens in a new tab) ViacomCBS, which owns the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster.

Although pirated copies of a book circulating freely aren’t exactly good news for the publisher, they are proof that even if a judge bans the book from publication, it will still be widely read. .

In fact, federal judge Royce Lamberth, who denied a motion to stop the book from being published, argues(opens in a new tab) that “a single dedicated individual with a book in hand could publish his material far and wide from his local coffee shop. With hundreds of thousands of copies around the world – many in newsrooms – the damage had been done Is.”

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The memoir, which is due to be officially revealed on Tuesday, described(opens in a new tab) Trump is regarded as “stunningly uninformed” and is heavily criticized for many of his foreign policy decisions. It was originally scheduled for a March release, but the launch was pushed back twice after the White House reviewed it because it contained classified information.

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