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You, the citizen, are the history gatekeeper
March 5, 2019
by: Historia Team

In the world of history, the gatekeeper’s role is to decide which information may enter the public records system, and which will not.  This means that gatekeepers are able to control the public’s knowledge of the actual events by letting some accounts pass through the system but keeping others out.

It is important to realize, however, that while history gatekeeping is useful, it can also be dangerous. When gatekeepers abuse their power to decide what information to discard and what to let pass, the whole essence of gatekeeping becomes meaningless. For instance, a newsroom editor decides alone what news audiences will receive regarding the happenings of today. Therefore, if the editor’s selections are biased, the audiences’ understanding will also be biased.

The same can also be said of the government and centralized institutions that regulate the flow of information to suit their own selfish goals. This manipulation and censorship of information make it very difficult to find accurate and trustworthy accounts of what’s happening around the world.

Billions of events occur in the world each day, and it is important to keep records of these current happenings as accurately as possible without manipulation from the government, individuals, and corporations. Since the Internet makes it easier for anyone with information about the event to pass it to another person or organization, it is now possible for anyone to become a gatekeeper. Reporters and authorities have less control of the flow of information and this allows individuals to have substantial influence as gatekeepers. The benefit of this is that we as the “mass audience” can constantly evaluate the importance of events and continually make decisions about bits of information. This also results in keeping and sharing of more accurate information without restriction, censorship or fear of persecution.

And with the recent development of blockchain technology, it has become impossible to delete or alter this information once it is recorded. In particular, blockchain provides data immutability and transparency. That is, information held on the blockchain is validated through a consensus mechanism making it highly difficult for a rogue actor or central authority to alter or delete the data.  It is much safer than books or online repositories that can be edited at any moment.

Historia has recognized the potential of this technology to ensure data associated with our history are securely kept and protected from perversion or control and more importantly against deletion or alteration. Historia is a decentralized database committed to keeping and preserving accurate records of accounts of historical facts and events for future generations.

By empowering masses to become history gatekeepers, Historia allows anyone with a clear proof of accurate historical event to upload their case to the Historia blockchain for a review and evaluation by a diverse, globally distributed pool of voters. If accepted, the submitted copy is recorded as the truthful account of the event and permanently stored on the blockchain. That way, we can all take an active role in documenting current events and become history gatekeepers.

No longer can a small number of officials and journalists control decisions about which information regarding our history and current events is acceptable and which is inappropriate.

To become a history gatekeeper, join Historia blockchain today.

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