More companies are working on solutions to combat censorship.
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A new alliance with Protocol Lab’s IPFS system will allow the blockchain firm, Unstoppable Domains, to offer the creation of personal websites more resistant to censorship.
A new movement against internet censorship
This initiative began when Unstoppable Domains co-founder, Brad Kam, realized the enormous amount of censorship on the internet. The most alarming thing is that most of the cases are recent. The arrival of the internet to more people, combined with different social and political outbursts, has caused both companies and governments to indiscriminately censor content that does not suit them. Kam expressed his concern about this and assured that this is a trend that will not stop; in fact, he believes that soon, as technology becomes more accessible, censorship of the conventional internet will be more radical.
That is why at Unstoppable Domains they decided to implement a new function, CoinDesk reports, that would allow users to create content without any restriction. For this, they will have the support of Protocol Lab’s InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) technology.
In this way, the dBlog project was born, a tool with which anyone can create his or her site without fear of censorship. dBlog has basic functions such as inserting videos, texts, images, and much more, but all this is hosted on the 3Box peer-to-peer server, which means that the data is not at a single point that can be blocked.
Due to the large number of domains registered in Unstoppable Domains (more than 200,000), the dBlog project has captured the attention of many people and companies.
Among the most prominent are some cryptocurrency investors, such as CoinShares CSO Meltem Demirors. Demirors says she finds this new technology fascinating for preserving free speech, especially after personally experiencing the Turkish government’s censorship of Wikipedia in 2017.
Brad Kam hopes that over time the service will become highly demanded and used to publish all kinds of content.