Yik Yak, the anonymous app that tested free speech, is back

After a four-year break, Yik Yak, the once-popular anonymous messaging app blamed for cyberbullying and hate speech, is back. This time, the new owners are promising to take a stronger stance against abuse.

The new owners purchased the rights to redevelop the location-based app from its original maker in February, calling it “the same Yik Yak experience millions knew and loved.”

“We’re bringing Yik Yak back because we believe the global community deserves a place to be authentic, a place to be equal, and a place to connect with people nearby,” the owners said on the company’s website.

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