Free Software Foundation announces crowdfunding campaign to buy Facebook
Boston, Massachusetts, USA -- Sunday, April 1, 2018 -- Today, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced an ambitious plan to purchase the embattled social media giant Facebook via a crowdfunding campaign. It will seed a campaign on the Crowd Supply platform with the money from its recent Pineapple Fund donation.
In the past, the FSF has criticized Facebook as "a gold mine for government surveillance and advertisers," and its widespread, global use positions it as the perfect platform for the exponential growth of the free software movement.
"We've been waiting to sink our teeth in to Facebook for years," said FSF office manager Jonathan Tuttle. "I've been developing Libre FarmVille in my spare time, and can't wait to share it on the site."
The crowdfunding campaign will run until the end of 2018.
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