Welcome to MormonLeaks™

A project from the Truth and Transparency Foundation.

Welcome

MormonLeaks™ is a non profit media organization founded on the belief that increased transparency within the Mormon Church results in fewer untruths, less corruption, and less abuse within Mormonism. The organization provides sources and whistleblowers the technical ability to anonymously submit sensitive documents for use by professional and citizen journalists for starting and expanding news reporting, public commentary, and criticism related to Mormonism.

MormonLeaks™ was founded in 2016 by Ryan McKnight with assistance of Scott K. Fausett, Ethan Dodge, and other, anonymous volunteers. It has contributed to constructive commentary related to Mormonism is various news outlets around the world including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Independent, NPR, ABC News, CBS News, Aljazeera, and many other major and independent outlets. The most recent releases from MormonLeaks™ can be found in the MormonLeaks™ Newsroom.

Submission Process

MormonLeaks™ uses SecureDrop, an open-source submission system that allows us to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources. This system is also used by many news organizations including The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The New York Times.

SecureDrop requires the use of the Tor network, a hidden network within the Internet that better protects your privacy and identity. Intimidated? Don’t be! Here’s how to use Tor to submit to MormonLeaks™ in 5 simple steps:

  1. Go here and download Tor for your respective operating system.
  2. Run the downloaded installer and walk through the installation process.
  3. Run the application called “Tor Browser” on your machine.
  4. Click the button that says “Connect”.
  5. Browse to efeip5ekoqi4upkz.onion in the Tor Browser and submit those documents!

If you need more help specific to your operating system, the EFF has provided more detailed directions for Windows here and for macOS here. We also highly recommend that if you have never used SecureDrop before, read this article so you will know what to expect.

Documents submitted to MormonLeaks™ are encrypted in transit and at rest on our servers. No identifying information about the source, their computer, IP address, or browser is logged.

Access to our SecureDrop server can be found at http://efeip5ekoqi4upkz.onion/ (Tor required).