Anonymous Looks To Crowdfund New Media Platform

Anonymous is a high-profile group of low-profile anonymous hacktivists. The group can be found in the news often these days, most recently being linked to hacking of North Korean intranet infrastructure.

Now Your Anon News, the news arm of the collective, has an Indiegogo campaign that has already met it’s goal of $2,000 to support their efforts in reporting news they deem as noteworthy. Specifically, the funds are set to go toward the creation of a new news platform for the group focused on independent news sources. From the campaign…

 Our goal as YAN contributors will be to take what we have learned over the past few years and create a new environment were content is not determined solely by external sources. We will engineer a new website which will allow us to collect breaking reports and blog postings from the best independent reporters online. We’ll provide feeds for citizen journalists who livestream events as they are taking place, instead of the 10-second sound bites provided by the corporate media. Likewise, we know it would be beneficial to our followers to exist as a community beyond simple social media interactions. Many people have asked us to establish a site that accomplishes all of this and we’ve decided it’s time we build it.

We will rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters while developing this new site. Already, programmers and designers have come forward to donate their time. However, there are other aspects of running such a large project that require financial support. For this, we will also be relying on our followers and crowdsourcing the remainder of the project. These funds will help fill in any gaps in the development process, as well as provide us with initial hosting. We would like to ask each of you to participate–if and when you can–and help us make this project a success.


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