Minds.com Preparing to NOT Be Deplatformed
Internet censorship is becoming a disturbing trend today. The latest victims are Infowars.com and Gab.com, both attacked by collusion between corporate media and the tech giants.
Minds.com, a social media and video platform, seeks to get ahead of the censorship. It is built on the blockchain and is moving toward rapid decentralization from third party services.
We present our brief question and statement between the Houston Courant and Minds staff.
Courant: Greetings Minds. We're investing significant time in this platform. We have concerns that Minds can be de-platformed similar to what just happened to Gab.ai this past weekend. Is minds vulnerable to a third party? Is our time/money investment in minds protected from a third party deciding they don't like the content that is being published on this platform? Cheers, Houston Courant Media Team
Jack: There is always a risk involved when using proprietary third parties for essential services. This is why we are taking all the steps we can to move fully towards independent open source alternatives, such as our migration from Stripe to Ethereum and our release of the decentralized Nomad prototype. Our infrastructure leverages dynamic components such as Kubernetes and Docker to ensure that our system is portable and we can stay prepared for any potential scenario like Gab is currently facing, but our overall goal is to eventually become fully independent by leveraging free and open source technologies. We hope you will continue to support Minds and free speech on the Internet, thank you for your energy thus far!