IMMUTABLE DATA

Whatever you put on ArDrive cannot be deleted. The permaweb’s file storage method was created so that each data storage block cannot be removed by anyone – not you, not ArDrive, not the world’s best supercomputer.

The permaweb exists as a decentralized network. It distributes data to thousands of nodes which make it impossible for any centralized actor to remove the data from the whole network. A node may go offline, but the redundancy of the network keeps the entire repository of uploaded information available.

Therefore, with no delete button and a decentralized network, any public information posted on ArDrive cannot be taken down by a third party. This makes it extremely censorship-resistant.

In November 2020, a government made a failed attempt to censor the permaweb.