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RE: Stopping Downvote Censorship on Steemit: Suggestions For a New Model for Anti-Spam That Prevents Malicious Censorship

in #steemit3 years ago

Thank you for this thoughtful article. It got me thinking about the Steemit terms of service. When we agree to not commit an unlawful act which nation's laws are we going by? It is illegal to criticize the government in some countries or even promote certain religions.

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I have just created an addon for steemit that mildly improves the situation with downvoted posts being hidden. ;)

You are welcome. I am not a legal specialist - but from what I understand it is common for websites to abide by laws that are local to the poster and not to the ones enforced in the home area of the company that runs the site. That said, I do not see any such point being raised in the TOS - I do see this though:

"you agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of, or relating to, these Terms shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in San Francisco County, California and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Terms."

Thanks Ura-Soul, that totally answers my question. :-)

you are welcome! so now you just need to read through 1000s of pages of US Federal legal books and you are all set to start using Steemit.. Waaait.... did you already start using steemit? ;)

Those terms of service don't mean anything, since nobody explicitly agreed to them and that doesn't govern the blockchain.