As a physician that is admittedly uncomfortable with the degree of anti-vaccine rhetoric in the crypto community... this is quite the slippery slope.
I don't know what the solution is but I'm worried by how far the algorithms have slipped us all into echo chambers.
Yeah, the fact that it's posted here and is on top of all posts speaks for itself.
I just came here to talk about Lightning 😭.
yeah it's tough. Do I trust big tech to be the arbiters of the truth? No. Clearly a liberal bias in media and tech. Definitely have been colossal missteps from the "experts" as well- flip-flopping on masks, lab leak hypothesis etc. Do I think decentralization will lead us further into flat-earth territory shitholes of Facebook style misinformation? yes.
As someone who is dead center politically I find I just hate everyone.
You're being too hard on yourself, lol.
Quality information is everyone's personal responsibility, whether they realize it or not. Decentralization doesn't guarantee perfection -- there's no such thing -- but it does encourage individuals to sharpen their swords of information literacy instead of asking to be properly spoon fed. This is the only way to have a truly resilient society -- and the current situation regarding COVID, vaccines, and censorship should be a testament to that.
I def posted to test how Stackers would handle this topic. Should we as a community stay away from posting stuff like this in the future?
I know of a couple of independent investigative journalists that call into question the entire Covid rhetoric. These guys are not nut jobs, with outlandish claims that can't be backed up with hard facts, but the likes of YT have removed their channels and continue to promote the world government stance, despite the misinformation contained therein.
Decentralized platforms, such as SN, are becoming evermore important in the fight against censorship and the promotion of free speech.
Exactly. I feel we should be posting their works on SN. What does everyone else think? Should SN just be Bitcoin and Lightning focused content?