Pamela Anderson has joined a new social network called BitClout, which sources believe could be the star’s latest attempt to help free her pal Julian Assange.
Back in January, the “Baywatch” icon announced she was abandoning social media with a warning to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter users that big tech companies are trying to gain “control over your brain.” Anderson, 53, returned to Twitter briefly this week, however, to announce support for BitClout, hinting that her joining the network is a way toward “freedom.”
“Find me here and only here,” Anderson tweeted along with a definition of the term decentralization as “the transfer of control of an activity or organization to several local offices or authorities rather than one.”
Anderson’s subtle announcement has prompted questions from those close to the actress and activisit. One source tells Fox News that while her reasons for joining the network are “not entirely clear yet,” it “seems to have something to do with decentralization, freedom, a new world.”
“She intends on using the platform to speak freely and go against the grain,” the source continued, adding that it could be a plot to further her pleas to free the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder.
“We have to wonder if this has something to do with Assange. There’s really nothing she wouldn’t do to save his life,” said the source.
A second source close to Anderson tells Fox News her registration on the blockchain system is “to further her activism on a platform without the corporate checks and balances that suppress sensitive content.”
In January, Anderson bid goodbye to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, confessing that she’s “never been interested in social media” and her decision comes from reaching a point in her life that she’s “genuinely inspired by.” She added that she’s been enjoying her time “reading and being in nature” with the declaration, “I am free.”
There is little known about BitClout although it’s been reported that users of Crypto Twitter are drawn to it. BitClout’s lead creator goes by the name of Diamondhands and recently discussed the platform’s intent in an interview with CoinDesk.
“The core insight behind BitClout is that if you can mix speculation and content together, you can not only get a 10x product that creates innovative ways for creators to monetize, but you also get a new business model that’s not ad-driven anymore,” the creator told the outlet.
CoinDesk furthers that it’s a “proof-of-work blockchain designed for running social media” created by anonymous developers.