David Schwartz, the CTO of Ripple, has become the latest casualty of censorship. Fortunately, the situation is very lighthearted. On Quora, a community-based Q&A site, one user asked a not-so-serious question about trademarks and tattoos. Schwartz’s sardonic response was quickly taken down by moderators.
For the first time ever, I had one of my answers deleted by @Quora moderation. pic.twitter.com/EmTx7o4JNE
— David Schwartz (@JoelKatz) March 21, 2019
Quora Stays Serious
Whereas other sites are wrestling with illegal content and hostile conduct, Quora has taken a stand against joke answers. This is a sore point for many users—partially due to the fact that humorous questions are allowed on the site. Perhaps Quora’s stern attitude makes it even more tempting to post ridiculous responses, but Quora has shown that it is willing to delete such answers.
Naturally, some have suggested that Schwartz should begin answering questions on a blockchain-based site that is unable to censor him. Some sites, such as the Bitcoin…