This is a DPOS chain. POB was never supposed to be a thing.
I was vehemently against the separate downvote pool, but now that it's here it's working just fine and not going away.
One account one vote is not a solution. Just look to your own government on that front. It can't even be enforced without kyc. Impossible to enforce world wide.
The solution to this problem is a decentralized reputation system. One that doesn't take stake into consideration.
This chain is ripe with all kinds of unfiltered data we could be using to our advantage. If we want a better trending tab then we should just make one. The basic bitch algorithms we are using today will be laughed at in 5 years.
Dpos is working just fine. POB is simply an idealistic goal, and if I'm being honest it's working better than I expected.