As previously reported, YourAnonNews launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo recently and successfully hit and surpassed their target of $2000.00 by raising well over $10,000 for their news site.
As described on their Indiegogo campaign page,
Over the past two years Your Anon News (YAN) has been many things to many people and has continuously evolved under the guidance of numerous contributors. Since our humble beginnings as a new account we have always resisted being held to the constraints placed upon mainstream media outlets, but were limited to the tools available to us via Twitter and Tumblr. Those of us contributing to YAN have always desired to expand our capabilities and to report, not just aggregate, the news.
Many things have changed since we began; from the rise of worldwide movements to the fall of oppressive regimes. All the while our goal was to disseminate information we viewed as vital, separating it from the political and celebrity gossip than inundates the mainstream. We haven’t had a space to to provide a proper forum for our many contributors and talented supporters. We love the livestreamers that provide YAN with first-hand reporting and the independent journalists whose voices often unheard, but we aren’t supporting them the way we should. We’re here to change that.
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.
As reported in multiple media outlets including TechCrunch, Indiegogo experienced a DDOS attack which correlated with the crowdfunding effort. Of course this is all circumstantial as there is no way to know if the two are related at all. In fact it could be part of the spill over from the Spamhaus / Cyberbunker tiff which occurred during the past few days. Who knows.
What we do know is that Slava Rubin offered to extend any campaign effected stating,
Any campaigns scheduled to conclude this week will have the option of extending until Sunday by contacting our 24-7 Customer Happiness team.
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