SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MeWe, the Next-Gen Social Network, has shut down rumors that it is being acquired by Facebook. After an article was published with the intent on trolling people about where MeWe's ownership stands, the Next-Gen Social Network is setting the record straight:
"After receiving thousands of messages, emails and phone calls, we want to let concerned MeWe followers everywhere know that our company has no plans to be acquired by any other company. And the prospect of being acquired by Facebook, given our different values for people, is absurd," states leading privacy advocate and social media innovator, Mark Weinstein, MeWe founder and CEO.
In the wake of the recent censorship actions and rules Facebook announced last week, MeWe has experienced a 4,000% weekly membership increase. Users are flocking to MeWe's platform because unlike Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, MeWe does not arbitrarily censor their users. Furthermore, the new and existing MeWe members are inviting their personal networks to join them at MeWe in unprecedented numbers. MeWe has reported a 5,000% increase week-to-week of invited contacts from existing members.
"We are experiencing high six-figure weekly growth and mobile registrations have increased from 10% to 50%," explains Weinstein. "MeWe is not in the business of politics or censorship of law-abiding citizens, and has a clear Terms of Service that defines 'acceptable use.' The kind of censorship we're seeing from Facebook of law-abiding citizens is simply un-American. Social media shouldn't be in the business of being in your legal business."
With the virtual world becoming our reality, privacy is becoming more and more of a concern as we post every photo, thought and life event on social media. Social networking sites are utilizing this movement for personal gain by collecting information from users, which is then compiled and sold to companies who can use that data for research and targeting. MeWe believes it is time we take back our right to privacy and let the world know we are #Not4Sale.
MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network. No Ads. No Tracking. No BS. Express yourself, your way, by your rules. You own your data, control your interactions, and choose your privacy levels. The inventor of the Web (Sir Tim Berners-Lee) is an Advisor. MeWe features include a unique custom camera, animated selfies, disappearing content, a cutting-edge texting and chat app, 700+ emojis, personal cloud storage, privacy mail, voice messaging and more. The world's first Privacy Bill Of Rights creates transparency protecting member information.