In the labyrinth of modern information, where falsehoods and half-truths have become the proverbial Minotaurs, decentralized news curation emerges as a compelling thread guiding us out of this perplexing maze. It’s a revolutionary notion that suggests an antidote to the infodemic that has left our minds dazed and confused.

Web3, the next generation of the internet, is built on blockchain technology and offers several features well-suited for decentralized journalism. For example, Web3 can be used to create decentralized news platforms that are not controlled by any single entity. This would make it more difficult for governments or corporations to censor or manipulate the news.

Web3 can also create new ways for journalists to monetize their work. For example, journalists could sell their content directly to readers using cryptocurrency or NFTs. This would give journalists more control over their income and make them less reliant on advertising.

Of course, Web3 is not a silver bullet. It’s a double-edged sword that demands responsibility from us, the users. Every click, share, and repost are all votes that shape the narrative. But are we equipped to wield this power?

The Monster isn't the big media.

This is where the big media companies can play a role. They have the resources, the experience, and yes, the expertise to cultivate media literacy on a larger scale. By holding them accountable, we prod them to double down on investigative journalism, unbiased reporting, and stringent fact-checking.

Now, I’m not saying that the big media companies are perfect. They have their share of flaws, biases, and sensationalism. However, we mustn’t mistake the occasional thorns for a rotten rosebush. A nuanced perspective is essential, one that appreciates both their shortcomings and their contributions.

The Big Media Are Really Not the Enemy...

What we are fighting is more subtle. It's a force that's infiltrated the big media, so instead of burning the big media companies at the stake, we can channel our energy into reform and transformation. We can work with them to build more decentralized news platforms and tools that are more transparent, accountable, and accessible. Together, we can make a better future for journalism.

Web3 can potentially revolutionize journalism, but it’s important to remember that it’s still a new and developing technology. We need to work together to ensure that Web3 is used to benefit journalists, and if we play our cards right, we could normalize free speech everywhere on this planet, including in countries where it is needed the most.

Let me know what you think...


BTW, I'd like to share with you that we are working on a news curation experiment...

The Truth Post is an experiment to create a better news/ information ecosystem for readers, journalists, and news curators powered by @ethereum and @Kleros_io. It's a work in progress that values truth and transparency in news curation.