“Occupy 2.0: Protesters Go High-Tech” (wsj.com, 2012)
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In the past, the Occupy Wall Street protestors used Facebook and Twitter to organize protests and flash mobs. They also used these social media platforms to aid each other in evading law enforcement. However, the Occupy movement is becoming increasingly aware of the extent of how beneficial standardized social media platforms can be in attempting to achieve their goals since their messages can also be traced by public officials and law enforcement.
As a result, the Occupy movement has resorted to attempting to create its own social network which will be more restricted from the public eye.
The following Wall Street Journal article focuses on this issue.