I have no tolerance for censorship, and find myself constantly moving and adapting to escape it.
As I posted months ago, I've been censored, shadowbanned, and had my numbers artificially reduced by Steemit (the company that produces Steemit.com, a site that interacts with the STEEM blockchain).
I was told at the time that Steemit cannot censor anything, and that the site is censorship-free, so my observations must be a result of my skeptical nature. Steemit had motive and opportunity to censor, but everyone believed they didn't have the means.
Yet here we are today with Steemit openly censoring content. An international group of hackers recently started an account here called @thedarkoverlord, to leak/sell insider information about the 9/11 World Trade Center conspiracy, especially about Building 7 (often known as the smoking gun, proving the use of demolitions).
Their account has been banned/blocked/censored (something we were told was impossible), and their posts are scrubbed from Steemit.com. Steemit was quiet about this move, but as the community has noticed what happened, a ripple of doubt is spreading across the site. What a horrible loss of opportunity. Will future whistleblowers and leakers choose Steemit, next time there's something big like this, knowing they're probably wasting their time?
Either there is freedom of speech or there isn't.
Knowing Steemit is able to, and IS, memory-holing people and ideas, implies this isn't the first or last time. They obviously prefer the community believes censorship isn't possible on Steemit, but after this, anyone who still believes that is questioning themselves.
Busy.org hasn't yet censored this information from the STEEM blockchain, so you can still view it here (as of time of posting).
I'm looking for a new home for my online presence and content. As I've written dozens of times, including just 2 days ago, I will never tolerate censorship of any kind, and I will have true freedom of speech. I came to Steemit because I believed it wasn't happening here, but after putting a year and a half of full-time effort in, I realize I've been contributing and empowering my enemy - just as I did for 10 years on FaceBook and YouTube. Lesson learned, moving on, starting over. Again.
I may stay on the STEEM blockchain, using a different website and company to interface. Or I might try another blockchain. Or just a conventional website, as long as there's no censorship and I can reach people with my message. Whatever that message happens to be.