Introduction (Twitter Shadow Ban Example)

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We definitely need some decentralized versions of the major platforms: Twitter, FB, Instragram, Google, etc. I think Steemit is great and a good start, but we need a Decentralized version of GAB and a Decentralized Search Engine and payment processor. Does anyone know of any Blockchain projects in the works related to these subjects?

Steemit is the most famous one

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The topic about shadow ban is very interesting Ivan, you made an example of people who have high political views that being ban in centralised IT structure and with decentralized IT structure, they can´t be ban.

My question to you and all people here is, how do we limit the spread of hate, racism, and extreme views in decentralised IT structure?And how has the authority to do that?

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Very interesting video

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Decentralized platforms are great, but how do we deal with the issue of images or videos of example child pornography or murders etc being uploaded to a platform that cannot be censored?

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It’s interesting how the people deal with the concept of shadowbanning once they realize it can be applied in FB…
Please repost this if you you can read because bla bla… :yawning_face:

When you have a centralized structure you have to use the API to access information from the database, and there is no way that you can be sure that the API is even returning all the information from the database. When you have a blockchain, all the information is public and the client can get all the information from the blockchain, without any layer in the middle which can obfuscate of hide information - there is no secret proprietary database that hides information under an API which can give you information that is not complete - so custom clients and not having a proprietary API is very important and solves many issues such as shadow bans - we can solve the shadow ban problem because with the blockchain there is no proprietary API and you can build your own custom clients, and solve other issues as well such as transparency and integrity of data. :smiley:

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@ivan My question is similar to @Dimas and @chased. Is it possible to ban/censor information that is illegal (all the items they listed in their post)? I get freedom of speech, but wouldn’t it provide a platform for dangerous and illegal ideas as well?

I did not fully understand the video, @ivan. Is it because of the server or because of the API, that someone can get shadow banned? Or maybe both?
Thanks

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basically is to an account, the API will be also blocked to that account, a company, such has twitter in this example which is a centralized server could just simply shadow ban what ever account they consider unappropriated for them.

At the server side, each account is just another object with a bunch of properties that can be modify it by them, which can be “turn on” shadow ban to an account.

If you have any more questions, please let us know so we can help you! :slight_smile:

Carlos Z.

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