Since Justin Sun and the Tron Foundation had acquired Steemit, it’s been a tug of war between the community and Tron at who gets to control the flow of information.
With some of the most influential users supporting Hive, a hard-fork mutiny of the blockchain, the new Steemit.com owner is pro-actively censoring those promoting other platforms. The censorship is even apparent in source code commits:
The reactions by popular Steemit influencers are priceless:
Well, it finally happened. I had my content censored. I just always figured it would happen on Youtube... not Steemit. 😳— Girl Gone Crypto (@girlgone_crypto) March 19, 2020
Hear how my neutral explainer video about the new #hive blockchain just got removed by Justin Sun on https://t.co/qyTNoW5Xp7. #steem #hiveisalive pic.twitter.com/IZHSynCi4v