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Access to accurate information is the lifeblood of democracy. But the news business is in crisis. Government-funded media is too often controlled by the state. Meanwhile, commercial media is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few billionaire owners whose interests are not aligned to ours.
The cost is clear. Trust in media is collapsing. Revenues are in decline. Misinformation and propaganda is rising Democracy is at risk
Bywire has a solution to this crisis. News must not be bound by the agenda of corporate paymasters or the power of the state. It should be funded and owned by the people.
The earnest desires of our modern society are: free, credible, open, and verifiable media. But looking at it holistically, the government has so much influenced our media that freedom of speech is not actually free in its remotest sense - censorship has taken over the entirety of our media. You wouldn't be surprised by this; because it seems the entire media is controlled by a selected few, and they will only show you what they want you to see. A very funny scenario happened in a country in the Sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria) during the last election period; someone spoke against a particular government's decision, and he incurred the wrath of the government. Will you still call it "democracy" if the press is not free and absolutely impartial? In this era where partisanship has infiltrated the press and the entire media, the only way out is to integrate blockchain technology into our media. Well, think no further; I present to you ByWire.