With the world currently facing an unstable political landscape and social media giants censoring certain narratives, it is becoming clearer each day that we deserve better social media platforms that aren’t looking to censor the people’s voice in favor of their own. Seeing people respond with criticism towards YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and even Amazon’s censoring of content regarding topics that closely affect us is an outcry for change.
More than two thirds of the votes, in the poll above, favor social media platforms that don’t play politics. Which is a good sign for the Voice social platform, because of its attributes which include giving people back control over their own data, and empowering them to own their voice without fear of being censored. That’s the complete opposite of how the social media landscape is today; social media giants get to decide which voices need to be heard and which ones should be sidelined from the public view.
The CEO of Voice, Salah Zalatimo, recently wrote a short post on Voice discussing how content moderation on Snap, Twitter, and Facebook is failing. While also recognizing that moderating diverse forms of speech from the completely illegal content to the borderline – possibly unlawful content – is not always an easy task. Faced with the challenge of moderating “borderline” content, he raises the question “who should be making that judgement call?”
Here’s a crazy idea, why not let the people decide? Empower them. Architect the platform to eradicate bots by verifying identities, eliminate targeted propaganda by protecting your personal data, and prevent political corruption by organizing communities that have the tools to effectively self-govern.Salah Zalatimo (CEO of Voice)
Perhaps as a response to all the negatives that are currently going on in the world and the demand for a better alternative, Salah states that “it’s too late for Facebook & Co. to make these changes – even if they wanted to”. A statement that holds true when considering that all the platforms of social media giants are fundamentally flawed, because each is designed to exploit users for attention and financial gain. “Our only alternative is to build a new social media that puts its members above all else” he continued, before making the announcement people have been waiting to hear since Voice was first announced in June of last year.
“On July 4, we will set Voice free on the world. Our journey begins there.”
The Voice social platform has been live in the U.S. and operating as a limited beta app since Feb 14, 2020. Next month, people will finally get the chance to test out the platform themselves and make their voices heard in a way that’s never been possible before Voice.
The Fourth of July also marks Independence Day in the United States, which plays in well with what Voice is trying to accomplish for the global population. The world release of Voice on July 4 is likely to be a global extension of the beta app. As we reported two months back, Voice is expected to be in beta for a year, with the full version of the app to be officially launched in Q1 2021.
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