Anonymous plans social network after Google+ rejection


Hacktivist group Anonymous has moved to establish its own social network after it was thrown out of Google+.

Last week, it emerged Anonymous had its Google+ account deleted, with the hacker collective saying it was due to some of its content.

Anonymous has now set up a landing page for what looks likely to be a full-blown social network without laws

"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. That day has came to an end," the groups said on its Tumblr blog.

"This is one social network that will not tolerate being shut down, censored, or oppressed - even in the face of blackout. We the people have had enoughenough of governments and corporations saying what's best for us - what's safe for our minds."

On, the group said the site would go live "soon," but at the current time the page was just to be used to post information.

The hacktivists said the site was not just for Anonymous, but for everyone.

"This project is not overnight and will take many of those out there who simply want a better internet," the group added.

A small group of developers working on the project were also revealed on the website.

Google has been busy deleting accounts being run by organisations rather than individuals from its new social network.

The Mountain View giant will be releasing a business version of Google+ in the coming months.

Tom Brewster

Tom Brewster is currently an associate editor at Forbes and an award-winning journalist who covers cyber security, surveillance, and privacy. Starting his career at ITPro as a staff writer and working up to a senior staff writer role, Tom has been covering the tech industry for more than ten years and is considered one of the leading journalists in his specialism.

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