The Anonymous hacking collective has announced plans to set up its own social network, after its members were banned from Google+.
Google booted youranonnews from its site after deciding that it included ‘objectionable’ content.
“What we didn’t know at the time is that we were just one of a handful of Anonymous accounts that was silenced. This is the sad fact of what happens across the internet when you walk to a different beat of the drum,” says the group.
“We’ve all heard the stories of activists being banned from FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, and governments blocking their people from these sites as well through organized black outs.”
In response, it says, it plans to launch its own.
“This is one social network that will not tolerate being shut down, censored, or oppressed – even in the face of blackout,” Anonymous says.
“We the people have had enough… enough of governments and corporations saying what’s best for us – what’s safe for our minds. The sheep era is over. The interwebz are no longer your prison.”
The prototype site is here. Right now, it’s simply displaying information about the group’s plans, but Anonymous says it expects to have a proper social network up and running soon. It’s for everybody, it says, not just Anonymous members.