Just to be clear: I am all for decentralization. That, in fact, is what makes me think about how it works, and how to make it work.
I’m having an uncomfortable moment thinking about decentralization. This particular uncomfortable moment has been brought on by a couple of Myanmar articles (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/facebook-myanmar-rohingya-genocide#.mo28M4QGL and https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/myanmar-facebook-hate/). In short, Facebook has banned a group of accounts from Myanmar, including some high-ranking military officials. The world is happy, and seem to be praising Facebook for finally taking some action against the genocide. I mean, genocide.
What if Facebook was a decentralized platform? There wouldn’t be any banning then, right?