I posted my immediate account of Charlottesville on my Steemit account because I was heading for my arraignment the following morning and I wasn’t entirely sure whether I would be held. I knew we had provoked a hysterical reaction and that powerful forces had been set in motion. By winning that street fight, we had achieved an escalation, notarizing our escape from the confines of an “Internet Movement.” Steem’s service runs on an innovative blockchain-driven technology which makes it so that my account of events would not have been able to be fully censored.
Fortunately for us, the brunt of the censorship campaign was aimed primarily at Andrew Anglin’s Daily Stormer. While we’ve lost critical services right and left, our registrar itself hasn’t yet faced the pressure aimed at those daring to register Anglin’s high-traffic flagship blog. It doesn’t matter to us now. While there may still be some successful DDOS attacks here and there while we’re optimizing our server configuration, we’ll remain online one way or another no matter what. (more…)