Opportunity of Steemit in the massive deleting/ manipulating movement

in freedom •  2 years ago

Steemit could be the hope of real freedom of speech

It is no news that the traditional media is controlled by lobby money and only provide subjective reports. If you look at NBCU and FOX, you would think that you live in two parallel universes.
I used to have high hope on social media and discussion boards. Yet, I was deeply disappointed learning how Facebook manipulates news feeds to its users. (http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/facebook-manipulates-emotions-business-usual-social-media-giant-n144811) In the name of science? What if someone was already depressed and later kill himself/ herself when Facebook keep feeding negative news to him/her as a blind experiment?
In the horrible and disgusting Orlando shooting tragedy yesterday, many people witnessed unprecedented deleting in platforms such as Quora and Reddit. I want to be politically neutral here but I have to say, based on my knowledge in the media world, it is a stupid move that served against its purpose. The only place that does not have massive deleting yesterday was the Donald Trump session in Reddit! So even median voters who doesn’t necessarily support Trump have to visit the session as it is the only session that does not show massive deleting. () (Reddit Orlando)
I was searching the news trying to verify if it is real that an LGBT group endorses Trump. Questions, even with seemingly neutral title such as “whether LGBT groups should support Trump” were deleted. I feel deeply frustrated as Quora does not even trust my judgement of whether the content was offensive. If it is indeed racist, I can condom it and vote it down. Yet, my freedom was taken away by Quora.
I think Steemit could be the hope of real freedom of speech. First of all, we have a decentralized environment here. The more participants we have, the less power a particular interest group has. The vote up/down feature allows the majority of good people to control extreme comments, but the content is cannot be deleted as in the main stream social media.
I propose that we actively advertise it to the outside world. Let’s work together to defend our rights!

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Steemit could be the hope of real freedom of speech

I have to disagree. only steem (on blockchain level) could offer real freedom of speech. steemit.com is run as a frontend by real people, and I doubt they want to deal with lawsuits for allowing questionable stuff to appear on the site.

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You (or someone can do this for you) can check the code here: https://github.com/steemit/steem .. The news feeds come from the c++.. To be sure, compare what you see at steemit.com so you can see if there are any differences. Also, one can compare other sites that show you the block-chain like http://steemd.com/... If you find more, let us know!

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True, for steemit.com, but Steemit could -- and I believe it is their intention -- release a stand-alone client that provides a raw interface to the Steem network that wouldn't necessarily be subject to lawsuits or gov pressure. Anyone could make this client obviously.

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sure - that's what I expect too.