Loose-knit hacktivist collective Anonymous is going mainstream by creating a political wing according to thinq_
In an emailed statement, an individual purporting to speak for the disorganisation said, "We are transitioning from attacking the system from the outside to restructuring it from the inside.
"There are people from all political parties that support Internet freedom and civil rights. Although these people support our goals, they were averse to the tactics we used to advance them. Today, we are founding an Anonymous-affiliated political party. Our representatives will advocate for the internet and civil rights overlooked by other political parties of the world. We will do so legally, for the benefit of all people."
The statement continues: "This political organization will begin a legitimate movement. Anonymous is now open to a wider variety of people, not just hackers and tech-savvy people on the Internet. All those who support Internet freedoms and individual rights will join our ranks."