Each day, I use NextDraft as a platform to share links to the Internet’s most fascinating news. But today, I won’t be linking to the story about Colin Powell’s hacked emails in which journalists (or in this case, accomplices) plucked out a few gems about Donald and Hillary. We’ve completely normalized the publishing and sharing of stolen data — even in cases like this where the release of the data serves no important greater good. And it was stolen. Leaked and Hacked are not synonyms. I didn’t link to stories that published emails from the Sony hack. And I’m not linking to these stories either. Sure, everyone has probably seen the money quotes anyway. But a lot of journalists and editors read NextDraft. And I want them to know that partnering with thieves is a bad trend.

+ The Atlantic: How long until hackers start faking leaked documents?