Frequently Asked Questions
What is 3Speak?

3speak is a new platform providing a censor-free environment for content creators who have been deplatformed or demonetised by Silicon Valley for their political views, or because the content they create is not appreciated by the big tech media giants. It is a free to view platform which also rewards registered users who interact with the content with cryptocurrency.
Currently, 3speak is in ALPHA mode, which means that some of the functionality of our roadmap is not yet fully integrated, but is being worked on.
To ensure that all content meets our very simple guidelines, only content creators who are whitelisted can upload content to 3speak.

Why am I not upvoted by 3Speak?

3Speak will vote at our own discretion and do not follow any specific criteria. The best way to attract our attention is to upload high-quality content and draw audiences and communities into 3speak.

What are the guidelines?

We believe Freedom of Speech is absolute. As outlined above, there are some instances where we would have to restrict content, but for clarity here are our policies on what 3Speak stands for:

OFFENSIVE MATERIAL: We do not believe in the concept of "hate speech" as it is a broad subjective term, so we fully support your right to be offensive as long as it does not violate any of our very sensible terms (see below).

CRITICISING RELIGION, BELIEFS, GROUPS, PEOPLE: Absolutely fine. Go for it.

SWEARING AND PROFANITY: Completely fine. Curse away. Insult anyone you want however you want...as long as it's not violating our terms (e.g. by slandering them)

JOKES: Anything goes. If you are making a joke which could be construed as something illegal or slanderous, it might be a good idea to make it clear. For example, making a rape joke or a joke about genocide is perfectly ok, as long as you aren't calling for people to really be killed or harmed in any way. We believe making light of horrific things serves to assist us in being able to deal with them better.

CHALLENGING THE ZEITGEIST: Absolutely fine. If you have alternative views, this is exactly what this platform is for!

PSEUDONYMS: Yes, you can use a pseudonym for your channel. There are times it is useful to be anonymous.

VIOLENCE: You cannot call for violence against the person, property or animals. Freedom of speech does not mean you can issue threats to harm anyone, and this is one of the few reasons the forum would decide to remove you.

What makes 3speak different?

3speak believes freedom of speech is absolute, and we fully support this.

Our system uses blockchain to store the content, meaning it cannot be arbitrarily removed. This is to protect the content creators, and ourselves, from ad hominid attacks.

3speak also will never put a corporate advertiser over a content creator. If an advertiser does not want to put their adverts on because we provide a platform for a content creator they don't like, well that's just too bad. They will have to live with it, or go elsewhere.

Possibly more importantly, 3speak rewards supporters and followers with cryptocurrency for making great comments (which are subject to the same 3 rules that the content creators follow)

How do I become a content creator?

Firstly, you will need a steem account, you can buy one here for $2.50 (dont loose your keys!).
Next you will need to log in with your steem account and click on the "creator studio" icon on the top right of the page.
You will be expected to pay a monthly fee of $4 to cover encoding costs.

Management of the Platform

The platform is managed through the forum, which is open to all verified content creators to be part of. They decide on the future direction of 3speak, and will be able to decide which new content creators to approve for whitelisting.

The forum also gets to decide if a certain piece of content has violated the guidelines. This way, people who have a vested interest in maintaining free speech get to decide as a community whether content is illegal, pornographic or incites violence. By decentralising the management of the platform, we can keep ourselves safe from haters who want to shut down free speech.

How do I earn rewards for commenting?

In order to earn rewards, you need a Steem blockchain account. There are a few ways to get a Steem account:

1. Get one for free from Steemit (https://signup.steemit.com). This can take some time to get approved however.
2. Buy one from Steem Ninja for $2.50. This gives you an instant Steem account, however, with good commenting you should be able to earn this back in a few days!
3. Get another Steem user who can claim accounts to give one to you

Once you have an account, you need to login with SteemConnect. You will need to provide your ACTIVE key ONLY on the first login. Then you can post comments which can earn.

If you want to comment without earning cryptocurrency rewards, you can simply login with email or via your facebook, google, twitter or instagram accounts.