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Shadowbanned by Medium.com!

vortac2 months ago2 min read

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If you are following Gridcoin Twitter carefully, you have probably noticed that I have recently opened a Medium account, since some of Gridcoin's Twitter staff still insist on using 'non-monetized' platforms only (like Medium and Reddit) for tweets. My intention was to crosspost my most important Whaleshares articles about Gridcoin on Medium, so that they can be duly tweeted, boosting Gridcoin's social media presence.

I crossposted four Gridcoin-related stories there so far (one was tweeted) but that came to an abrupt end yesterday when Medium suddenly suspended my account, without any warning whatsoever! If you try to open my blog there now, you will get a 404 error. If you try to open the article that was tweeted you will get redirected to https://medium.com/suspended:

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A glitch? Trigger-happy Medium admin? Or blatant censorship? Frankly, I don't care what's going on that obsolete, crappy platform while superior alternatives like Whaleshares are available.


Even worse, Medium decided to shadowban me i.e. I had no idea I was banned at all (other Gridcoin users warned me), since all my Medium articles appeared perfectly normal in my browser (which is automatically logged into my Medium account). But to other readers, my articles were unavailable, redirecting them immediately to medium.com/suspended.

This is of course only a minor setback for me, because I always considered Medium to be an obsolete platform, vastly inferior to Whaleshares and other decentralized, blockchain-based solutions. But it can become a bigger setback for Gridcoin because Medium is apparently still our preferred platform for tweeted content, along with Reddit (which is even worse, because Gridcoin was banned/censored there too and it allows only dull walls of text for posting).

We don't have to put up with this nonsense - we can finally start using Whaleshares on Gridcoin Twitter. Say NO to censorship and shadowbanning and vote to support bringing quality Whaleshares content to our social media! The polls are running and are visible on https://gridcoinstats.eu/poll and in your Gridcoin wallets (where you can also vote).

More details here: Let's bring quality Whaleshares content to Gridcoin Twitter.


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