Digital technologies have significantly changed our way of life. Innovations have been coming up every other year, providing not only solutions to problems but also a range of opportunities. The introduction of social media networks during the 20th century changed how businesses operate, how people pass their time, communicate, and other aspects of life.
Today, people can easily connect with peers regardless of their distance and have access to global information. The technological innovations of the internet, computers, and smartphones brought the possibility of creating virtual realities that are now changing the modern man’s life forever. Notably, current social media users do not fully enjoy their freedom of expression due to platform administrators’ unfair censorship. However, technological evolution continues, and tech giants now seek to integrate modern technology and social media freedom of expression.
Social Media Freedom
According to a recent Internet Society report, 2019 was the ninth consecutive year to record declining global internet freedom. Social media platforms have, in the past, been target centers for governments in public surveillance and electoral manipulation. The survey targeted 65 countries that form over 85% of all internet users in the world. Out of the total number, 30 had recently held general elections, with 26 countries recording digital interference on the electoral process. The states were evaluated under the parameters of having limitations on content, restriction on access, and gross violation of user rights.
Over 30 countries indicated a decline in social media freedom, with the US listing among them. The online community was reportedly still vibrant. However, the decrease was attributable to the increase in the monitoring of social platforms. Surveillance by public law enforcement personnel and manipulating social media content for political gains also played a significant part.
However, countries suffering the highest social media freedom levels will soon be in for a new era after the innovative platform Apollo Fintech is about to launch. Apollo Fintech is a financial technology giant based in Africa and the United States. The company plans to launch what will be a replacement for all current major social media platforms. As the company defines, Stratus will be a platform that will incorporate more social media functionality while availing social media under one social media ecosystem.
Based on the current statistics, integrating all major social platforms under a single website or an app will be a significant breakthrough. The statistics indicate that social media has over 3.4 billion active members, with over 90% using not less than four platforms. The Stratus ecosystem will comprise social, finance, and e-commerce platforms. It will be a milestone in technological innovations being the first platform to support these functions altogether. The platform’s characteristics are all attributable to the features of its supporting technology. The technology will also enable platforms under Stratus to be censor-free, making it the best social platform of its time.
Leveraging Blockchain Technology
Blockchain technology is already doing well in the financial technology industry. Financial transactions are now safe and confidential, a great improvement from previous incompetent technologies.
Allegations of selling consumer data to third parties have been a significant challenge facing social media sites. Social media users engage in conversations and interactions including networking, playing, sharing, and publishing on the platforms. These functions often leave data traces accessible to third parties and cybercriminals. Such gaps make the current ecosystem quite vulnerable, although tech giants are positioning these cases as opportunities. Apollo Stratus seeks to leverage blockchain technology to maximize the security of sensitive user information. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube, to name a few, usually have administrators and regulations that fuel the declining freedom in the interactive platforms. Stratus will have algorithms that will bypass all censoring protocols through blockchain technology, apart from illegal content. Users will no longer get influenced by computer algorithms to decide what they can see or post to their pages.
Apollo Fintech’s projects have been a success, with the company having a significant focus on Africa. Stratus will be the platform to end the social media crisis for countries such as Sudan, which are recording significant drops in social media freedom in recent years. It will be the ultimate ecosystem for free expression of opinions, with second to none functionalities and blockchain technology capabilities.
In the simplest terms, social media refers to an array of internet applications that support the creation and sharing of information or opinions through virtual communities. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are among the most popular and widely used platforms. Users must have different apps or log into various websites to access each of the pages. Ideally, you need to download the apps and only access one at a time using your device. Given the situation, the Stratus App will be the ecosystem every internet user will have by the end of the third quarter of 2020.Other than replacing the multiple mobile applications, it comes with more functions, capabilities, convenience, and the freedom to use each platform without restrictions. Apollo Fintech will soon prove the unending abilities of blockchain technology by liberalizing social networks.