According to the updated Narrative Alpha, the roadmap suggests that those that will not hand over their identity to this blogging platform, will not only be penalized 20%, but they will be unable to access "adult" content. This is laughable.
Will the developers please clarify for everyone what is meant by "adult." Who gets to decide what is "adult"? Is my Niche, Pakistan, adult content? Is my Niche, Canadian Politics, adult material? Is saying the word 'fuck' adult material? Is a picture of animals mating "adult"?
Please provide the detailed explanation to the community of what will be considered "adult." Is it politics? Is it bathing suits? Is it curse words?
Not only is this a horrible business decision for onboarding potential users, but it's an affront to our human rights to secure our identities online from private social media companies like yourself.
I will be reaching out to a few organizations closer to the launch of Narrative to let them know and to write articles on this violation, as well as aggressively using other channels to warn the bloggers to avoid handing over their identities to a private social media company called Narrative.
This is a ridiculous and inappropriate proposition, and I will not send my ID to blog about politics or any other topic. I will guarantee you that there's a large % of people that will stand by my position.
No matter which way the Narrative developers try to frame this, it's completely ridiculous for a privately-owned, for-profit, blogging company to ask for your personal ID FOR ANYTHING. Period.
Thanks for sharing your feedback and inviting us to weigh in… Narrative is an intricate system that, by design, will address many of the issues plaguing Big Social and other projects today (bots, content manipulation, poor quality content, child protection issues, etc.) For it to “work,” the community must be engaged, and the right mechanisms and incentives must be built in.
One of those mechanisms will be the optional KYC process. Those members who opt (read: optional) to go through KYC will be eligible for an additional 20 reputation points and will also be able to see content that has been rated “R” by the content creator, or by the community of Narrators at large.
Important to note: you can maintain your public-facing anonymous digital identity and still earn the KYC verified designation and benefits by completing the process.
Regarding identity protection, data will only be used to the extent necessary to verify identity, after which the data will be destroyed, with two exceptions—birth month and year (so we can verify age) and country—both of which will only be used by the system and not displayed to any members.
To answer your question about what “R” means, Narrative Company will not be making any content decisions. This will entirely rest on the community.
Here’s how it will work:
Because Narrative is an open, self-governing system, and because all content is public, it is important that tools are in place to protect children from inappropriate content. Content that is inappropriate for children under age 18 should be designated as Restricted ("R").
The content creator is responsible for properly rating content initially. (And the creator may edit the content rating as part of the content edit function, as well.)
However, once published, members may vote on the rating. Once at least 5 Reputation Positive members have rated the content, the community rating will trump the content creator’s rating, but only if the community rating is more restrictive than the author’s rating.
Members may also restrict their own access to content by age-rating, as well, via a personal setting. For instance, someone who wants to avoid R-rated content can prevent all R-rated niches and content from being displayed to them.
Important: R-rated content will never be displayed for anyone who has not been KYC-verified. This ensures that children are never exposed to adult-oriented content.
I hope that addresses your question, happy to clarify further.