Centralized systems are criticized for making unilateral decisions about what people can see and not see within their privately controlled network. This leads to strong anti-censorship sentiment and desire for censorship free content where anyone can say anything. However, look no further than your spam folder for a glimpse of what a truly decentralized and censorship free content network could look like.
Read The Promise and Paradox of Decentralization by Byrne Hobart.
- One reason why it would look like your spam folder (at least from the onset) is that decentralized systems are most attractive to outcasts of other systems.
- It’s not just content—crypto is the new forum for old scams.
- Web3 suffers from many examples like this.