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RE: Steemit Inc now censors posts from the UI

in #steem3 years ago

This makes sense as it will be a Chinese blogging platform very soon. Censorship had to happen in order to gain government approval to allow the Chinese to use this. I believe this was the plan all along whether we all stayed or not and one of the reasons why he needed to control the witness votes.

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First hand experience, its blocked in China.

I am think that if Justin Sun wants to use Steemit for China, then why did he not just create a clone or a fork of it for such purpose?

I think because Steem was an established name already and the Chinese want what the rest of the world is using. A clone would have worked but it wouldn't have been as sell able to the people I don't think. People want the original and not a clone. They are not allowed Facebook and such things so having an original block chain would have more appeal.

Thank you for your answer. However, if Steem.it is just a front-end to its blockchain, pretty much anyone can create another front-end where there is no centralized censorship. I like Hive, but why create the Hive fork instead of creating a better front-end for Steem?