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Blogging Platform Medium Reportedly Censoring Cryptocurrency Content

The popular content aggregator and blogging platform Medium has started censoring and blocking cryptocurrency blog accounts, according to an article by Finance Magnates that reports some companies had their blogs taken down without notice, seemingly for no reason. This would mark the beginning of a new attack on cryptocurrency content and on the distribution of knowledge of these companies.
Medium is a popular blog site that encourages free speech and generally plays (or played) nicely with content posters. Established in 2012, it acts now as a central publishing hub for many projects all across the internet, including also every emerging cryptocurrency project out there, that use their platform to distribute information about their ideas and products.
But it seems that these days will pass rather sooner than later. According to reports from two cryptocurrency enterprises: Blockchain.io, a cryptocurrency exchange ICO project, and Status, an Ethereum based messaging app, had their posts and accounts removed and blocked without explanation recently.
Some point to a recent change in the content policies of the company as the culprit for these recent developments involving cryptocurrency projects; last February the site experienced a complete change in the publication policies, that took them from a tolerant standpoint to a “we can remove anything that we want” kind of thinking. Regardless of what it caused it, the truth is that these projects are being affected in a serious way.
But where space is open, others will rush to fill it. Another cryptocurrency blog platform called Steemit is being mentioned as an alternative to the use of Medium as an information sharing instrument. There, good posters and articles can be rewarded with real currency, letting users and companies profit from their articles.
This is just the latest chapter on a long list of bans that social media companies like Facebook and publishing giants as Google have enforced over cryptocurrency related ads this year. But now, it has gone deeper, because now they are censoring content instead.

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