Today I am introducing RawFlood, an open source OpenBazaar explorer. This project allows you to explore all listings posted on the OpenBazaar network without censorship.

With search engines regularly entering and leaving the space thought it was time to have an open-source explorer that would not leave the community stuck without a way to explore listings when search engines go offline.

I believe de-platforming has become an increasing problem online. Even if you believe certain radical posters should be deplatformed, this phenomenon has moved past reasonable boundaries and has grown into a puritanical crusade for big tech companies. If you don’t believe me check out this twitter thread by an awarded author, popular in her niche, kicked off of almost all major tech shopping sites because she writes adult stories that involve sex.

I believe everyone should make their own choices on what they would like to see online.

If you would like to setup your own RawFlood explorer for yourself or the community, check out the github repo. If you have questions please reach out to me on the OpenBazaar slack channel or send an email to [email protected].