Decentralized Twitter ‘Bluesky’ outlines content moderation code and plans for its platform

Twitter is working on a decentralized social media project called “Bluesky”. In a recent development, the Bluesky team released their first batch of codes, while reaffirming their commitment to moderating the content that would be allowed on their platform. Decentralized social media aims to move the space beyond the control of the tech giants that currently control the platforms. Decentralized blockchain-based social media apps will run on independently managed servers, limiting opportunities for targeted censorship.

In a blog post titled “Working in Public,” Bluesky published its “Authenticated Data eXperiment” (ADX) protocol code.

The team revealed that the core of ADX is “self-authenticated” data, which transfers network authority to users.

Outlining its content moderation plans, Bluesky developers noted that they would create two separate layers for “speech” and “reach” on its platform.

“The speech layer can be as neutral as publishing a website. The scope layer determines what gets amplified on the network,” the team wrote on Twitter.

The developers behind Bluesky have pledged to publicly share the development process of its platform by posting details of its work, before its completion.

In case public feedback inspires the team to explore another direction, the devs want to keep some spare time on hand.

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey first announced Project Bluesky in 2019.

While Dorsey still remains on Bluesky’s board, the project went independent in February after receiving $13 million (about Rs. 100 crore) in funding from Twitter.

Now that Twitter has accepted Elon Musk’s takeover offer of $44 billion (about Rs. 3,37,465 crore), speculation around Bluesky’s future had started buzzing on social media.

To make things clearer, Bluesky developers said the changes will have no impact on the business.

Bluesky’s release timeline remains unclear at this time.


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