We live in a world where too much censorship by government and media corporate owners is increasingly infringing on our freedom of speech and denying us the right to information. Which begs the question: Is there no place for the reader to turn to for more accurate and unbiased information?
The short answer is an emphatic yes. But with Historia blockchain platform, there’s still hope.
When it comes to news reporting, political biases play a major role in determining what news gets reported, and how it gets reported. In the U.S, for example, those controlling journalists’ pens are media corporate leaders who subscribe to a liberal ideology and are often not shy to promote news stories that favor their values. The Chinese government is well known for its control and censorship over media outlets— Xinhua News Agency, the mouthpiece of the Peoples Republic of China—only report news stories about state organizations or policies that are financed by state leadership themselves.
Censorship of content is also promoted through corporate advertising. Because media relies heavily on corporate advertising, journalists are censored from writing or reporting neutral and object news stories. Any attempt to challenge or critique these corporate advertisers could result in a significant drop in the newspaper’s advertising revenue. This undermines media independence.
Even social media platforms where many people turn to for receiving news have enough power and will to censor certain content and ideologies. There is no better example of this than the Facebook censorship of hundreds of political pages for being inauthentic.
All these examples show that there is a lack of true editorial independence in mainstream media. Media can be fake, far right and not sufficiently fact-checked. In addition, people are becoming skeptical about the information they read on social networks because content can easily be compromised or censored by these organizations. Therefore, there is need to stop over-reliance on corporate media and social networks for news and important events happening around us.
Having an independent, unbiased information source that is free from censorship is critical to ensure news events are written and documented as accurately as possible and to every end of the spectrum. It is important to give the public information that is accurate and truthful and free from intrinsic bias so that citizens can think critically make better-informed decisions.
Luckily, with the inception of new technologies such as blockchain, alternative ways of documenting and sharing news stories are being created to achieve this goal.
Historia is an open source, an immutable database for recording accurate accounts of news events in an uneditable manner to prevent censorship and third-party interference. The platform is designed to serve as a refreshingly honest and impartial information source. That Historia is built using blockchain technology means that information is secured by the incredible power of distributed ledger, making it highly difficult for historical events to be altered, deleted or censored. Historia is also collectively owned by the community which makes it impossible for the government to restrict access or for corporate executives to influence what information gets added to the blockchain.
Our hope is that Historia will become an independent and immutable information source that not only guarantees the truthfulness of reported facts, figures and stories, but also holds politicians accountable for their misdeeds, lies, and obfuscations.
Historia is a community project. The influence of any one superpower does not endure in Historia. The project is for the greater good of the global community with allegiance to no one except the everlasting truth of how it actually happened. If you would like to be a part Historia discussion, join us on Discord and let us know your thoughts. All spectrum of opinions and facts wanted, come all.
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