The Steemit platform is the disruptive technology that keeps "the people" one step ahead of oppressive governments, and gives rise to the new Drudge report, Wiki leaks, and a voice for whistle blowers to be heard via a decentralized blockchain, that protect's free speech, information, and the access to it. Steemit does all of this and at the same time is becoming a powerful search engine.
Matt Drudge of the Drudge report, was told recently by a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. That his days are numbed, and free speech as we know it, will be gone soon. That the powers that be, had the votes along with TPP to end it. That he and others news sites will be put out of business, under new copyright laws, hidden in the TPP. These new laws are designed to stop the flow of information, they want to shut down.
The EU is also pushing a vote, right now for everyone to have an internet i.d. Also being discussed is a three strike policy. If you violate their rules, three strikes, and you're not allowed back on. In places like Germany, London, and others. People are being arrested for posting on Facebook, and Twitter for protected speech. Under the guise of hate speech? Because they disagreed, with refugee policies. The U.S. government has put in internet kill switches, and it's once rumored to have the same control over cell phones, has now been confirmed. We are quickly moving into a police state, with a creeping totalitarian government/s. Who are quickly trying to set us back to the 1950's in terms of news, information, and their control over it.
Steemit's voting platform encourages relevant, factual , uncensored content. That ensures high traffic, and repeat usage. In my opinion,
the ultimate goal of Steemit is to create a truthful news media, not controlled by governments, big corporations or special interest. To encourage real investigational journalism, reporters, by allowing them to generate a real wage, and not be influenced or, beholden to anyone. At the same time, making the site successful at generating millions, if not 100’s of millions in revenue.
I feel Steemit will be hugely successful, by providing the truth in a time where media is controlled and lies, coverups are the norm. It's public goodwill combined, with real uncensored truth, will win out. Steemit will grow, and be sought out as the first place to go when looking for real news, and information.