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RE: Just got sucked into a Twitter black hole

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Interesting insights!

Regarding preserving free speech - I wonder what the line is between not censoring people, and not allowing blatantly exploitative or dangerous speech. For example, if a terrorist organization started a blogging on a blockchain platform, I assume the DAO would need to get involved to stop it, right?

Algorithmic feeds from social media sites have truly caused us to have tunnel vision and have more extreme, less tolerant views. Those same types of feeds could be implemented in blockchain social media sites too. Is there more of an incentive for centralized platforms to do this so the keep showing their audience what they want to hear so users keep coming back?

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The motivations for keeping everyone looking at the same thing is that it makes it easier to advertise and they can also shape the narrative. To what degree they are coordinating the shaping of the narrative is a hot debate, but at the very least, they would like to keep a narrative that pleases their shareholders. There is also the fact that angry people tend to take out their anger on their keyboards these days and that keeps people on the platform.

The whole free speech thing is quite a messy topic. I think there is no ideal situation, the best we can do is build understanding between all parties and make the best of the tools we have. A lot of people are angry about Twitter limiting their free speech, but if they don't, the government might do it. For me, the main point is to focus on the fact that the media and social media algorithms are radicalizing people and treat that as the root of the problem

The motivations for keeping everyone looking at the same thing is that it makes it easier to advertise and they can also shape the narrative. To what degree they are coordinating the shaping of the narrative is a hot debate, but at the very least, they would like to keep a narrative that pleases their shareholders. There is also the fact that angry people tend to take out their anger on their keyboards these days and that keeps people on the platform.

The whole free speech thing is quite a messy topic. I think there is no ideal situation, the best we can do is build understanding between all parties and make the best of the tools we have. A lot of people are angry about Twitter limiting their free speech, but if they don't, the government might do it. For me, the main point is to focus on the fact that the media and social media algorithms are radicalizing people and treat that as the root of the problem