While non-fungibe token (NFT) collectibles have been very popular, NFTs have brought a slew of unique debates to the table and one of them has been censorship. The artist behind Stonetoss Comics, a series of political cartoons, has been censored by two very prominent NFT marketplaces — Opensea and Rarible. Stonetoss has told the public on social media that the artist fears these NFT platforms are being used as a “tool for political censorship.”
On November 22, the pseudonymous conservative cartoonist known as “Stonetoss,” told the public about censorship issues the artist was dealing with on the biggest Ethereum NFT marketplace platform Opensea. “Hello Opensea, I am reaching out because I fear your platform is being co-opted as a tool for political censorship. I also sent this message to your support page. My collector community would like a reply,” Stonetoss tweeted. Stonetoss also sent outreach to Rarible as well, as the NFT marketplace also banned the pseudonymous cartoonist’s NFTs.
Flurks NFTs have seen support from the conservative cartoonist Ben Garrison, internet funnyman Ricky Berwick and the comedian Sam Hyde. This weekend, the artist Stonetoss spoke with Bitcoin.com News and told our newsdesk about some of the censorship that has happened with the recent Stonetoss NFT collection.