Anonymous Raises $54K via Indiegogo to Fund News Site

Hactivist group Anonymous has raised $54,000 via an Indigogo campaign set up to fund the group's plan to launch a news website. Anonymous launching the Indiegogo campaign with the intention of raising $2,000 to invest in a new citizen journalism website. According to the Indiegogo page, the campaign achieved the $2,000 on Tuesday, April 16 and closed yesterday at $54,668.

The site, which will be called Your Anon News, hopes to brings readers first-hand news from citizen journalists while also serving as a solid presence for Anonymous.

"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," the group said via its Indiegogo page. "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."

Anonymous has yet to reveal when the YAN website will launch but those looking to keep up with YAN updates can do so via the group's Tumblr around,

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  • DRosencraft
    My prediction is that they will end up like most other "citizen" journalist sites/efforts - only stories with skewed views of reality, a lot of false/highly inaccurate "reporting", and only a few coherently written and accurate stories. Not to mention it would make me squeamish to go to any website run by a group that likes to hack computers.
  • slomo4sho
    Digital activism? By hacking other websites? If China does it then its an act of war but if these cowards do so behind closed doors it should be praised?
  • prince_david
    Just what we need, a bunch of /b/tards with a news outlet.