“Patreon is suffering from bad press after banning some high-profile users. Will the controversy make room for crypto donation services?
Patreon has recently come under fire for banning several high-profile users who have arguably violated the company’s content policies regarding hate speech. Although the most recent wave of bans has become a cause célèbre for the political right, this is not the first time that the issue of censorship has come up: Patreon previously attracted criticism from the left when it attempted to ban adult content, a decision that would have harmed online sex workers.
This means that Patreon’s control over content is relevant across the political spectrum. Putting aside the question of whether any of Patreon’s particular decisions are correct or incorrect, the trend sets a worrying precedent—even for its most nondescript, mainstream users. To be blunt, censorship is quickly becoming a potential issue for anyone who earns an income from an online audience.”
The full article by Mike Dalton can be read here.
One of the starting apps in the Tender economy will be a micropayment-driven content recommendation engine. Today, more and more people are willing to pay for the content of their favourite authors. Tender will add a micropayment solution to already existing membership apps. Naturally, we look at what others do in this regard. If you follow the links in the article we can say: nothing much.
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