Holochain Forum

Possible misuse

Are there any steps already in place or even possible to stop, hinder or make unattractive possible misuse of holochain technology for criminal us as child pornography?
Holochain is a truly serverless, very resilient technology. How can that be used to make things tough, that for the sake of society should not get strengthened in any way? And how can that be foreseen and possibly prevented?

This open question is without background knowledge of my side of any ongoing discussions or efforts. I just wondered and wanted to take a step to ease my worry that this is taken care off.

Thanks for reading.

It helps to think of Holochain as a Platform or protocol standard like HTTP (web) or SMTP (email). There are inherently no content identifying elements to those standards. I can send an email with threats of harm as easily as a love letter. SMTP doesn’t know or care.
HTTP can serve porn or politics (maybe it’s the same thing these days :persevere:).
Holochain’s design patterns encourage cooperation with the idea that, like now, the majority of people will want to cooperate on beneficial projects. It’s not Holochain’s role to by default police content. The communities that form around Holochain must find their own ways to do that.