Mainstream Media has never appeared more coordinated than it does now. Incredibly, we have a paradox whereby individuals have access to online platforms to distribute ideas and content, but laws and censorship has never been greater.
The new freedom platform for transparent and censorship resistant online content
I have been working on a property platform for a good while now. During the course of this pandemic it is clear this website and data platform can be reused to publish structured data and content to users. Two instances of this platform exist;
What makes this platform unique, is how significant elements of data can be published to it without the need to maintain the content management system. The website has a content management system of course, but our aim is to make data more available with less challenges. Later in the article, I explain a bit more about how this functions.
Finding out more about our freedom platform
- Contact me - Zak Willis, the owner of this blog.
- Alternatively, contact me on my Info Rhino Website.
- Info Rhino is on Twitter.
What will the platform cost?
I will be launching my own version which I will add to over time. This will create a platform to get a meaningful presence related to the coronavirus pandemic and will be happy to have collaborators help out.
Am certain, many will want their own platforms and I imagine that to set up a new meaningful platform, it will be between £3000 to £5000 per site. This may sounds a lot but this guarantees another level of quality and thought into having meaningful censorship resistant content online.
When do you think this dotnetcore CMS freedom platform will be available for regular customers?
I am targeting relaunching findigl by around October time. It will have more functionality within the website. I am suggesting people contact me if they specific projects in mind.
Censorship and the paradox of popularity
I often think, what would happen if Plato wrote a book today, would it get published, how about Nietzsche? Would Plato be classed as a misogynist for example? Many incredible thoughts and ideas, which were simply explorations into subjects would undoubtedly offend the many victims in waiting.
Recently, I uploaded my first YouTube video. It was covering opinion and facts relating to the covid-19 pandemic, my recent experience with the NHS. Almost immediately the video was deleted for breaching community guidelines. Pretty much, you can't say anything bad about the NHS it seems.
Indeed, what this pandemic seems to be showing is - qualified experts and analysts reviewing and commenting on the many dynamics of the covid-19 pandemics have been pretty much silenced. My blog will have broken links to YouTube videos which were subsequently taken down for violating their guidelines.
Bizarrely, many doctors and professors with 20 years minimum experience are finding they can only make their voice heard on non-mainstream media sites. https://lbry.com/ https://www.bitchute.com https://freedomplatform.tv/
Right now, the CDC has announced that of the 170,000 US deaths assigned to Covid - an average of 2.4 co-morbidities existed. This was 94% of the total meaning that just 10,200 people died of Covid-19 outright. These are facts but I wonder how many people actually know this?
Immediately the data comes out, then out comes the fact checkers. The average person just cannot hope to understand what is fact or fiction.
cdc data - covid-19 death counts
The lifecycle of Social Media and limitations in permitting freedom of speech
Social media platforms start out small, gain a following, and as the diversity of content increases, friction increases, the platform is made accountable by government regulators relating to media communication. In the UK we have ofcom. As a clear example of conflict of interest - ofcom has been busy telling media distributors to remove content about 5G when they are themselves handing out the licenses for 5G.
Identity politics creates division, and ever increasing push towards gaining rights for one group over another does lead to further division. What starts out as a place where people can freely express ideas, ultimately becomes a place where ideas are silenced because those thoughts are "dangerous" or offensive to one group or another.
Social media platforms acting as a mechanism for conveying information fails, in that they are not designed to give decent analytics. For example, try publishing a decent set of information on Twitter. Twitter results in polarisation and fighting over different perspectives which can never hope to achieve rational debate. I have observed that often it is because Twitter is not capable of providing data in a format which can be easily compared.
We can't blame Twitter for not being encyclopedia-level quality of information. Even journal and scientific publication websites are impossible to trace through and gain any kind of authority. We have heard of articles being published and retracted in The Lancet.
Then there is Quora - quite a decent website but already censored and on the technocratic side of the scamdemic. We just cannot find websites which can present useful information.
How do we start to build reliable information sources?
Blockchain is a decentralised network which in simple-speak means it is replicated. Destroying one source of the data won't work because that data is replicated hundreds of thousands, if not millions of times. The attack-surface is low and these systems are known as anti-fragile systems because attacking it tends to make the system stronger.
Whilst blockchain has been around for 10 years plus, the world still exists in the website environment. We still rely upon these sources for information. Websites to technologists like me are trivial affairs, to many non-technical people they are highly challenging. Additionally, the skills required in working with and presenting data, in a format which can be further analysed and consumed are too high for the average individual.
It so happens, I have been working on a property platform (findigl) for the last 18 months. The platform is very flexible and has mechanisms to make it easy to publish content and data to it. These types of processes would require a high learning curve and need expensive specialist skills. Alternatives to this are traditional blogging sites or DIY solutions such as Wix, Wordpress etc. These sites take a massive amount of time to maintain, have expensive plugins and whilst great for producing nice looking websites are too onerous for most.
The closer I get to making my property platform work, the clearer it becomes how my website platform can work for many different use-cases. A major use case is to break censorship. Having a platform which is fairly easy to update content, can be managed relatively easily and hosted anywhere in the world helps to decentralise information.
Keep Britain Free as an example site of why populist movements can't gain traction
I don't mean to slate Keep Britain Free in terms of their efforts. Whilst the website itself passes itself off credibly, this is as poor a website as can be imagined;
- No facts.
- No references.
- No clear data in tables, charts etc.
- Minimal ability for new content to be added because it requires editing the content management system.
- Poor search engine optimisation.
- Links to videos which could be removed if external social media sources demonetise or censor the videos.
- Easy to take down - for certain it is hosted on a DIY platform (indeed it is, WIX). Ofcom could lean on Wix to take down sites they don't agree with.
- No Social Media interaction.
- Few reciprocal links to other sites.
I see it repeatedly, shitty websites which are vulnerable to attack and can't host enough content to catch enough interest. For example, my personal blog has more information on it and I am not a movement (if I am, it is a movement of one).
Info Rhino's new freedom platform
Many will know about the "Freedom Platform" by London Real's Brian Rose. I may need to create a better name for the new Info Rhino product.
The aim is to offer clients a website running on a robust technology which has attempts to reduce the risk of the platform being taken down. A key intention of the platform will be to allow for new information to be added without having to spend hours updating content management systems.
Important features help smaller groups own sites, control their content and be on a less public platform. The goal of Info Rhino is to provide the technical knowhow to customers purchasing this platform and reduce the attack surface.
Whilst we cannot offer legal advice, we have an understanding around the issues relating to data protection and GDPR. We encrypt sensitive data and have mechanisms to help protect the data. In many situations, new technology is testing what it means to be truly secure and borderless and if needed, we can work with you and legal experts to understand risks.
Masks in schools - a genuine use case
A big deal for me, as a parent, is the idea of children being forced to wear masks in schools. It is outside of this post to go into all of the detractors, but the psychological and physical side of things is simply too much to accept.
How do we traditionally try to solve these problems? We could complain to the parent teacher's association. We could take our child out of school, but there are laws around that. The educating out of school means additional headaches for parents - for me, syllabuses are crap and overbaked. We could write to our MP. Maybe we can rely upon our Member of Parliament to look out for us? Perhaps we can sue the education authority for causing our child suffering or ill-health?
Am sure you are thinking the same as me - fat chance.
I am planning to create a scamdemic website which will allow for data to be captured anonymously, to link existing health data and to produce reports showing impacts and severity. The website will serve as an accurate record, reflecting real situations. Importantly, the data will be in a format I can use to produce real reports. They will prove more empirical than newspaper articles, more balanced. The sensationalism of our media will be reduced.