As many of you probably already know, Alex Jones has been deplatformed and this post isn’t about Alex Jones. It is about a nasty precedent in the process of being set which makes the success of The Safe Network absolutely paramount!
For those reading who might not be tech-heads or experts, I am going to explain the urgency of this in as simple of terms as possible.
Within a 12 hour period, Alex Jones has been deplatformed from Spotify, Apple, YouTube and Facebook virtually simultaneously. In my opinion, there is no way that the time frame was mere coincidence. This feels like a coordinated attack.
Though these platforms have vomited out a small novel of specific pseudo-reasons for having done this, I will simplify them all into one: they disagree with his opinions, they don’t like his style and they find him offensive.
If they can succeed at doing this for someone as big as Alex Jones who has a lot of money, lawyers, and so on – just imagine what they could do to us?
Furthermore: though they haven’t gone this far YET, if the powers who assume they be decide to take it to the domain name registrar level – they could effectively strip him of the ability to even have his own platform on his own site, by taking away his domain name.
Just imagine a future Internet in which if someone disagrees with you or doesn’t like you for any reason – that not only could you be banned from social media, but even prevented from doing your own thing in your own corner of cyberspace?
The Safe Network provides an environment in which domain names on The Safe Network are not only NOT under any form of central control, but you can have any name you want as long as it is not already taken, and it costs noting. Because a domain on The Safe Network is hosted on the vault system and not on any one specific computer – there is no way to take down a website that exists on The Safe Network.
The Safe Network looks to be like it can provide a safe haven for content creators, be they as big as Alex Jones – or some teenager making commentary from his room in his parents basement.
I think the events of the last couple of days proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that The Safe Network is not only needed – but needed sooner, rather than later.