Twitter and Square CEO, Jack Dorsey, has just announced that Twitter is funding a small independent team to develop an open and decentralised social media standard. The ultimate aim is for Twitter to then be a client of this new standard.
Dorsey Brave New World
Whilst in its early years Twitter could potentially have become a decentralised internet standard, it ultimately took a path towards greater centralisation. However, in the current climate, Dorsey suggests that would not have been the best decision, citing four key changes:
- Centralised enforcement of policy to address abuse and ‘fake news’ cannot scale long-term without placing undue burden on manual monitoring.
- Social media value…