Social media users are leaving traditional providers in droves in favor of more independent platforms over fears of unwarranted data collection, censorship, and refusal of service.
Censorship is the process of suppressing communication on the basis of the broadcasted information being considered harmful or inappropriate by governmental or private authorities. Censorship is a blockchain-related topic. The technology provides no opportunity for changing information post-factum that gives blockchain censorship resistance. Blockchain’s protection form censorship makes it one of the most promising technologies for the future development of social networks, messaging applications and other media platforms. Censorship-resistant blockchain platforms have already emerged in several projects and are continuously being developed within major blockchain systems. However, new platforms are a threat to autocratic authorities and current major media, which may further slow down the establishment of censorship-resistant, blockchain-based media.
Challenges to internet freedom are threats to grassroots protests, panelists agreed.4227
The launch of a new "censored" mining pool has some Bitcoiners worried it's a harbinger of things to come.19712
Though the hearing did not focus on solutions, open source looks like a real way of addressing the committee's concerns about transparency and accountability.1885
The CEO of Minds thinks that others will follow suit.3267
Can you imagine a world with 40 Facebooks competing for you?5340
The purchaser currently owns 196 Unstoppable Domains.13121
Will the political turmoil in Belarus put an end to the development of digital technologies and the financial freedom of its citizens?5615
A major win for the people of Venezuela and the fight against government corruption.5197
What is decentralized file sharing, how does it work, and what are the main benefits of a peer-to-peer sharing model?43
YouTube seems to continue its shadow crackdown on cryptocurrency coverage, as it shuts down the official channel of Roger Ver's Bitcoin.com.9323
Twitter's recent fact-checking efforts have caused a stir in the crypto space.10978
U.S. President Trump's new executive order touches on media censorship, something crypto YouTubers know all too well.5265
What a twist! YouTube pulled the plug on our seven-hour livestream.18993
Though YouTube has restored many banned crypto channels, CryptosRus remains sidelined with little information.2891