One must be free to learn the truth about the world, and they are responsible for ensuring what they have learned is indeed the truth.
However, to what degree should they be responsible for learning the truth? Over the last few years we have seen too often the spread of “fake-news”, resulting in real harm - due to the increasing ease of sharing information to the masses. This is where we strike the debate between censorship and freedom of speech. I think it is undeniable that I should be free to speak my mind, but should there be a mechanism to determine if what I am saying is within the realm of truth or not, and if so, who should be responsible for that? Some regimes around the world have opted for complete and utter censorship, resulting in very limited freedom of speech - an obvious extreme…but in itself created an interesting use case for blockchains (https://etherscan.io/tx/0x2d6a7b0f6adeff38423d4c62cd8b6ccb708ddad85da5d3d06756ad4d8a04a6a2). On the other end, there have been regimes who exert little control on the restrictions of freedom of speech, resulting in the mass spread of fake news.
So I ask you the following -
Should we (the collective) be responsible for establishing the accuracy of content shared on the web?
If so, who should judge the accuracy of that content and how?
What should happen to content that has been flagged as inaccurate?