By: Steve Dellar | 06-05-2018 | News
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Kim Dotcom Asks Assange, Snowden To Cooperate On New Social Media Platform

Internet entrepreneur Mr Kim Dotcom launched an astonishing appeal this morning from his Twitter account, asking the help of both Julian Assange (the Wikileaks founder holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London) and Mr Edward Snowden (the former NSA contractor that fled to Russia) to create a new social media platform that can rival the likes of Facebook and Twitter, both of whom he claims cannot be trusted anymore.

He also asked for the cooperation of the CCC, the so-called Chaos Computer Club, an organization that claims to be “Europe's largest association of hackers.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I would like to invite top security experts like <a href="">@JulianAssange</a>, <a href="">@Snowden</a> and members of the <a href="">@ccc</a> to join together in creating a secure social media platform that will replace the deep state conspirators Facebook &amp; Twitter. After years of betrayal it’s time for something better.</p>&mdash; Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) <a href="">June 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr Dotcom launched the demand after the result of a social media poll which he ran, asking his 750k followers whether they trusted Twitter (Do you think Twitter is in bed with the deep state?), something to which a resounding 89% responded ‘no.’

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Do you think Twitter is in bed with the deep state?</p>&mdash; Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) <a href="">June 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The entrepreneur who currently resides in New Zealand and rose to fame as the founder of Megaupload claimed that “Any Twitter shareholder should be concerned that 89% of Twitter users in this poll don’t trust Twitter.”

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“All it takes is a real alternative to real privacy protection and zero censorship from a trusted source and Twitter will become the next MySpace, an online ghost town.”

Mr Assange meanwhile is still locked in the Ecuadorian embassy without internet access.

As to Mr Edward Snowden, the launch of Mr Dotcom comes on the same day that the former NSA contractor gave an interview to the Guardian on the anniversary of his five-year disappearance from the US.

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Asked about what has changed since then, he states: “People say nothing has changed: that there is still mass surveillance. That is not how you measure change. Look back before 2013 and look at what has happened since. Everything changed.”

“The government and corporate sector preyed on our ignorance. But now we know. People are aware now. People are still powerless to stop it but we are trying. The revelations made the fight more even.”


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