Are Yats truly censorship-resistant?

There are no filters in place at Yat currently.

With that said, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding this topic, and we are on the fence about it. On one hand, what is stopping anyone from registering a racist Yat? Or one which in some way calls for clear acts of violence?

The answer is: nothing.

On the other hand, while that is clearly not something we would like to see, were we to try and prevent the creation of such Yats, then we are censoring Yat Creators and that is against the whole ethos of this project.

It can quickly become a slippery slope: How do we define what is "good" or "bad"? Who is the arbiter? Is it someone at Yat Labs? Is it a panel of Yat Creators? It quickly devolves into a very subjective thing on many dimensions. And therefore no filter remains.

Now while Yat is still centralized, we have to comply with local regulations and laws. But as Yat proceeds down the path of decentralization there won't be anything we can do. That is one of the grand tradeoffs with a system that is intended to be self-sovereign and censorship-resistant. It's a challenging thing, but humans are generally terrible at being truly objective with regards to censorship. Everyone has their own Point of View, and many folks bring their personal biases into the mix, even if they don't intend to. The vision for Yat is to enable everyone on Earth to own their identities, have a voice, and to create the same level of agency for folks online as they have IRL.