The spread of disinformation and hate on Youtube is being seen as too big to completely control. YouTube has increased its team significantly to monitor the videos being shown on the platform and banning what they believe not to be appropriate.
In fact, they’ve hired thousands to handle this. Last quarter they removed over 9 million videos and it is an ongoing process. However, given the enormity of the platform, they struggle to keep up with censoring what they deem to be harmful to the public.
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The CEO of Google Sundar Pichai has acknowledged it’s a monstrous task to execute. Due to the large scale of organizations and systems like YouTube which is owned by Google makes it difficult to get it right 100% but expects to get it down to a very small percentage.
He says they have gotten much better at using a combination of machines and humans. Where do we draw the line between hate and free speech?
That is the ultimate question. Should the public be able to choose what interests them? Or should the service providers choose? Where is the autonomy?
Privacy In Crisis Mode
Privacy in itself has become a crisis. Due to the scale of which information is flowing, users do not have a good sense of how their data is being used. It has been said that the tech giants put the burden on users and better frameworks are needed to alleviate the user, giving them peace of mind. Essentially have them feel they have control or agency over their data. Can Big Tech implement this? And to what extent?
What about intrusive Advertisements that play consistently throughout any given video that is being viewed? And have you noticed the Ads are congruent with what you’ve been searching and viewing online? It’s like someone is watching you. YouTube does provide a subscription service that offers an ad-free experience and now Chrome has an incognito mode, but is it enough? Should we need to pay for a service that should be our right of passage?
We are now seeing more video platforms with varying degrees of privacy and free speech, but will they ever surpass the giant that the masses have come to rely on? There are many questions that will be answered as new technology is adopted and implemented. Blockchain has and will continue to help level the playing field in these times of intrusion and uncertainty. There have been speakers, journalists, and peaceful activists that have been deplatformed resulting in loss of presence and subsequently their income due to the rules, opinions, and bias of the oligarchs.
Blockchain Based – A New Era
One particular platform, Markethive, has been built on the Blockchain. Currently in Beta, however, many of its vertical platforms within Markethive is already in full operation. Markethive will offer a complete hybrid video channel system, [in development], similar in function to Youtube and Hangouts, but will also auto-upload your videos to your other channel accounts like Roku, Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook. It will have an interactive news feed or community and comprehensive personal channel page to showcase your branding.
The conference rooms at Markethive will operate by virtue of a peer to peer system via the Blockchain which is secure and private. It’s run with an Avatar Engine, procured via an API so the room is branded according to you. There is also an Image Sharing platform which will be hosted on each members’ unique domain when Markethive launches its exclusive CPanel option. Essentially it means each member will have their own assigned domain. This way you control all your content, without the worry or hassles of government overreach and anti-freedom regulations designed to stifle the start-ups and small entrepreneur.
Free System – Free Speech
All of this for free incorporated into a transparent blockchain system, the platform is completely decentralized delivering on Markethive’s principles of privacy, transparency, and free speech.
We are not spying on you; shadow banning you; or terminating accounts, for any reason.
Benevolent Visionary Sees The Bigger Picture
Markethive has been a vision of Founder and CEO, Thomas Prendergast, spanning more than 20 years of his Entrepreneurial existence online. After much success in his previous companies, he saw what could be achieved for the betterment of all when the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency came on the scene. Although operational and experiencing rapid growth, Markethive has been in Beta for the past 4 years perfecting the system. Now his vision is fast becoming a reality with Launch imminent in just months.
When you develop a proprietary suite of advanced, effective inbound marketing tools, News & PR site and integrate the entire system into a LinkedIn, Hubspot, and eBay like social network and interface on the Blockchain, you have the world’s first entrepreneur business person’s social network.
Then offer the entire system for free to the entire worldwide market of entrepreneurs. That includes small businesses, local businesses, regional businesses, global businesses, cottage industries, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, affiliate marketers, software innovators, musicians, churches, political platforms, political candidates, distributors, network marketers, innovators, and dreamers! Which one are you?
So we have Google wishing it had addressed the problems sooner with an acknowledgment that they didn’t get it right as YouTube has come under fire in the last 2 years and now we have a Blockchain Platform springing up with new technology and a meritocratic, autonomous system that embraces privacy, freedom of speech and transparency making the individual accountable and also gives them the freedom to choose. The idea of a hierarchy choosing and banning what they think should be online and the likelihood of peoples information being captured and used even under the guise of helping us have a more user-friendly experience is highly autocratic in my opinion. Let the people decide what to remove, block or ban from their accounts.