In the digital age, content creators have unprecedented reach and accessibility to a global audience. The internet has no boundaries, which means anyone with access to online content can create, share, and consume content. Unfortunately, this also means that some governments and corporations have been able to censor or block content they deem inappropriate. With more people than ever able to access the internet freely, creators are able to share their viewpoints on topics such as politics, religion, and social issues with millions of people simultaneously. However, not all governments and corporations support this type of uncensored freedom of speech. In fact, many do their best to crack down on anything they deem inappropriate for the general public. To help you prepare for these situations in case they arise in your area, here’s why content creators need a backup plan because of censorship.
Why Content Creators Need a Backup Plan Because of Censorship
As you can see, censorship is a real issue currently affecting many content creators. While some governments are cracking down on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, others have been known to block sites like YouTube and Amazon. Even if your country isn’t currently censoring content, it’s important to stay vigilant, as this can change at any time. The only way to guarantee that your content will remain uncensored is to have a plan in place to keep it online, even if a government decides to block it.
It’s not just movies and TV shows being censored.
The types of media being censored have evolved over the years. While movies and TV shows were once the primary targets of censorship, today, companies are censoring everything from books to art exhibitions. While movies and TV shows were once censored for such things as drug use, religion, and racism, today, the only purpose of censorship is to make sure the public is not enlightened by a different point of view. Books are being censored for containing language that is deemed inappropriate for minors. Art exhibitions are being censored for containing themes such as racism and sexism. Even social media posts are being censored.
You can expect to see more content blocked in the future.
With the evolution of censorship, you can expect to see more and more content blocked in the future. As awareness and acceptance of censorship grows, there will be more and more people who believe it is necessary to maintain societal order. While you might assume that censorship will begin and end with certain types of media, there’s no guarantee that it won’t affect your content. Everywhere you go, there will be people who disagree with your viewpoints and have the power to censor you. While some will censor you for moral reasons, others will censor you in an attempt to make more money.
Governments will continue to crack down on social media.
Social media has become a popular outlet for content creators to share their ideas with the world. Unfortunately, this also means that governments have a direct line of communication with their citizens. When citizens are able to easily contact their government, it can make it challenging for governments to hide their actions from the public. To help prevent social media from becoming a forum for people to share their grievances, governments have created laws to block content from social media sites. Because social media sites that are blocked are hosted entirely online, there isn’t anything you can do to combat this type of censorship. You can’t go to a government and ask them to unblock your content. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure your content is always available.
Corporations will limit access to your content.
While censorship is normally associated with governments, it’s not uncommon for corporations to censor content their users publish as well. Thanks to copyright laws, many corporations have the authority to remove content that has been posted on their site. Regardless of whether the content is infringing or not, corporations have the final say on what stays and what gets removed. For example, if you upload a YouTube video containing copyrighted music, even if the music is in the public domain, the music copyright owner can ask YouTube to remove your video. While some companies are more lenient with copyright law than others, it’s important to stay vigilant to ensure that your content will never be removed.
Why HapPhi and the blockchain may be your answer.
HapPhi is a decentralized network built on top of the blockchain. As a content creator, this means that there is no one person or group of people who has control over your content. Instead, the network is run by nodes that are run by individuals from around the world. Because these nodes are run by individuals who are paid to run them, you can rest assured that your content will never be censored. Because HapPhi is decentralized, there is no central server that is controlled by a corporation or government who can decide to censor your content. Instead, the network is controlled by the people who run the nodes.
As you’ve seen, censorship is a real threat for content creators. Fortunately, you can protect yourself and your content by creating a backup plan that is not dependent on any single platform. Doing so will allow you to continue sharing your content even if one or more of the platforms you currently use is blocked or removed.