What is Freebits ?
Any democracy is impossible without freedom of speech and cross-pollination of ideas. In good old days, we had public squares i.e., open public areas in a town where people gather and where public speech, debate and discussion are allowed for everyone. In the last two decades, the rise of social media platforms and online communication tools dwarfed all these physical public squares. We now express ourselves in bits, over the Internet.
Unfortunately, the current social media platforms are not true public spheres. Jack Dorsey (co-founder of Twitter) frankly admitted that free speech was never a descriptor of twitter. He is right. Old social media platforms were not designed to protect our free speech and first amendment. They are centralized communication platforms where the users are the product and the advertisers are the paying customers. The rules about which content is acceptable and which content is unacceptable are made by the parent company. These rules are often contradictory, unfair, biased and artificial without any consistently solid principles. The enforcement of these rules is not transparent. Tech companies regulating online speech is a very dangerous precedent, to say the least.
A recent pew survey found that approximately 75% of Americans believe that social media sites intentionally censor political viewpoints. For example: BLM activists say they are being silenced by facebook. Conservatives say they are being unfairly censored online. Numerous such examples can be found in several countries across the world. This is creating unprecedented chaos... left, right and center.
Who should regulate online speech ? Is it the governments or the tech platforms ? The answer is no one. Silencing, banning and de-platforming the speech you do not like, is not a long-term sustainable solution. They will make things much worse and lead us all towards a dystopia.
Freebits is a decentralized, permissionless, censorship-resistant, global micro-blogging social network built on a new open EulerChain protocol that cannot be controlled by any tech company or government. Freebits has a built-in support for decentralized blue checkmark, tamper-proof photos, videos & AI-powered news aggregation and fake detection.
Our mission is to enable journalists, politicians, activists, citizen journalists, global leaders, educators, podcasters, artists, creators, influencers and everyone to speak freely to everyone globally, connect with their followers and get tips without any fear of censorship or de-platforming.
For more details, please read our white paper online or download pdf file.