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How Historia can be used to prevent censorship
March 19, 2019
by: Historia Team

Historia uses blockchain technology to help protect users from third-party interference

Here’s a serious question to ponder: Do private, centralized organizations and government authorities have the right to act as gatekeepers and censor the content we access and share online?

Internet companies like Facebook and Google are well aware of the content you share online, and can refuse to handle some of it. Not only is this an infringement on privacy, but it places private companies in a position of power. Tech companies monitor and control our online activities and can restrict controversial views and opinions.

Inevitably, these private companies are under increasing pressure from European regulators to filter and control free speech. This filtering effort runs the risk of censorship, in which users have access to less content and a wide ray of free speech may end up being removed from online platforms based on their terms and conditions.

For example, China exerts a strict internet censorship regime known as the Great Firewall which includes among other things, blocking social network sites like Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook.  By censoring the operation of centralized encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp and Messenger in China, access to these services is restricted to Chinese citizens.

Additionally, the Chinese authorities have in the past blocked information related to the crackdown against protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on the anniversary of the event. Such stricter content restrictions have caused concerns that internet censorship restricts the open exchange of ideas and silences the sort of healthy criticism that allows true freedom and accountability.

Historia has the power to stop censorship and allow citizens to not only enjoy the economic benefits of the Internet but also, the benefits of freedom of expression and right to information.

Historia began last year as a decentralized database which prioritizes recording of past and current events in an immutable manner to help prevent information censorship. Historia facilitates accurate documentation of historical events using encryption, cryptography, and IPFS content storage system, preventing third-party interference. Interplanetary File Storage (IPFS) is a peer-to-peer content storage system for guaranteeing that content hosted on Historia blockchain is immutable and highly secure to combat censorship. Moreover, it would be impossible for governments to restrict access to records held on Historia because of its decentralized nature.

Even the Historia team has no “backdoor access” to alter what’s being uploaded. The network is distributed between users and no centralized version of these records exists for government authorities to turn off, obscure or delete. Users submit accurate accounts of events and vote to add these records in the blockchain. Once the record is uploaded to the blockchain, it becomes immutable and can neither be altered, edited, or deleted. This is essential to prevent changes to the records, even under distress from bad actors or threat of imprisonment.

By stopping censorship, we can hold the government and centralized organizations accountable before the public and ensure there is no hindrance to civilization advancement due to censorship.

Help us combat information censorship. Join Historia blockchain today.

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