Themisia

Themisian Courts, a decentralized fact-checking platform where objective truth can emerge.

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Hello Crowdholders,

Today we would love to introduce you to Themisia Courts, the judicial system that provides the backbone of the Themisia virtual nation, and a free resource for anyone in the world wanting to arbitrate a disagreement or investigate a public of private matter.

 

The Problem


Themisia will establish itself by solving a huge problem that is getting progressively worse. Most suffering in the world is the result of conflict. Most conflict comes from the inability to agree on what is true. Courts—the system by which disputes are traditionally arbitrated and a consensus on truth reached—are too slow, expensive and inaccessible for the fast paced social media world where the court of public opinion is instant, free and open to all.
 

The Solution


The first public (owned and governed by Themisian citizens) application provides the heart and centrestone for the virtual nation: a social media court system where investigative cases can be created, evidence submitted, facts verified, and conclusions trusted and stored in a searchable blockchain database for use in future cases, effectively creating the world first decentralized fact-checking market.

Citizens will be incentivized to act honestly (submitting good faith evidence or challenges to fact-claims) since if successive citizens disprove their evidence, their reputation will be damaged, reducing their influence and status in the Themisian nation.

Such an investigation and truth discovery platform has many monetization use cases… one is that news organizations could crowdsource some or all of their investigative processes by creating a case on their particular subject area and placing a bounty. All verified facts and evidence then pays out those citizens from that bounty.
 

Themisians


Being a Themisian citizen is more than just being a user or having an account in an application. A Themisian is someone who believes in the values of the enlightenment. They value truth, justice and liberty. They understand that liberty is impossible without justice, and justice is impossible without truth. As they contribute to the Themisian court system, they bring more truth into the world, and as a consequence, more justice and liberty. To be a Themisian is to be a guardian of liberal democracy.
 

We Welcome Your Feedback


We spent 1.5 years working on our 60k+ word whitepaper, so the information here and on themisia.org is only a small fraction of the grand scope of the entire virtual nation. To help us finalise the whitepaper, though, we would very much appreciate your feedback with the aspects of the project that we have made public.

Go to our Court section of our website to learn more about the Themisia Courts and then please leave your comment below answering all of the questions below:
 

  1. What are your first impressions of the Themisia Courts?
     
  2. Could you see yourself contributing evidence to a public court system, and/or creating investigation cases yourself?
     

Thank you for taking the time to review the project and we are looking forward to hearing your feedback.
 

The Themisia team
www.themisia.org





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The idea is interesting. But the website lacks details. Looks like web site was put together by paying some one pocket change. Invest provides options and we do not really know what we are investing in except the ICO discounts. All in all needs more information around strategy, execution and planning

1 hour ago

i love this project a lot just reading this little intro i discovered that it is talking about justice and also how to make the online world better, i think the whole ecosystem should invest in this and look for way to uphold this and thus bring better security to investors and users online. this will boost many project, great work guys.

5 hours ago

Arzun Pathak senior

Don't listen to me, listen to the data and research.

Vow, first of all after reading here I had no idea about your project, after visit the court page I went into hibernation and started thinking, is it possible?

Genuinely, this is worth to support and help. I think whole world need such systems.

21 hours ago

Burak Serdar expert

As far as i can see your project targets to help all community about the blockchain projects, and haven't seen an idea like this one before. As many project in Crowd Holding, you have another unique idea. If you reach your milestones on time you shall be succeed. 

I really love the "The Community Court" idea, it would bring too much trust. You could provide maximum justice if you can make this project happen and everyone would love and join Themisa. 

When you start your project and solve some cases (if you can be successful) you would change all the blockchain system forever! This is very important the you need to show us some examples about the solved cases. 

1 day ago

this is one of the best projects for this year, 

  1. Could you see yourself contributing evidence to a public court system, and/or creating investigation cases yourself?
    Yes, I can.

1 day ago

Newbee Gamer new user

because I am a trusted person and can be a good listener

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1 day ago

Ahmad Fz expert

Crypto Addicted

it is a kind of justice project. I am still confused with the anonymity of crimes with blockchain. I suferred from scam exchanger till now can not be solved

2 days ago

Primoz Obolnar new user

Crypto enthusiast and in love with travelling

Sorry but this idea looks too utopian for me. You know what is the problem with utopian ideas? They do not work in real world. Period. I wish they would, but they do not. The idea itself is noble I must give you that. There is no harm in trying, but do not be disappointed if you will fail. Instead I would encourage all to do your part toward better world. Be kind to other people. Help your close ones, neighbours and even strangers. You do not need the money to be generous, you can also be generous with kindness and good deeds. If more people would follow this simple ideas and care about other people, and also help them, without expecting anything in return..then we would not even need utopian ideas, we as a human beings could make world a better place for all. But everything starts with individual, so I would encourage everyone reading this to contribute by being kind to others and helping those in need. It might be small step, but every great trip starts with a small step.

2 days ago

The court system is really felt like a utopia. I do not know how you will turn this into real-world usage. 

Yes, the idea is great but how will you adapt it? It seems really unrealistic (for now)

2 days ago

On the negative side or critic view, I have a view that who will answer to this court if the present form of government does not approve it.. Though the idea of decentralisation is great, the moment is not so great for it...BUT I love the idea of having a court that will be truely decentralised

2 days ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Enterpr

in as much as many things will be done to make sure that this project remains truthfull in all its dealing i will say that even more should be done to make sure that the people who are given the right to decide cases are the right persons and not just the available persons. and also care should be taken towards protecting the materials provided towards fraud and also how to check how original provided materials are. I love justice nd i think this will go a long way in helping many persons.

2 days ago

sara fas new user

I wrote in previous topics. With money you are allocate status to people in society (your white paper says so). After,Then you say the words freedom and justice !! You don't have any rules! No rules ! But if there is a misunderstanding, society will give its rule or punishment! I wrote in previous issues .. Will you know the religion-language-color status of the people who will form your community? Are you interested in any religion or culture? In a society without rules, With the decision of the majority, you cannot create rules! Please respond to comments on previous topics! Anyway, good luck.

3 days ago

There's a genuine demand for arbitration by a robot. This robot must be audited and provided with all the relevant information. 

3 days ago

Daniel Dunlap

Work together, grow together, block chain together

1. The Themisia Courts seems to be a noble endeavor to help mitigate the increased warring camps of information. There seems to be a world of possibilities with block chain and creating decentralized arbitration could have immensely positive potential. The idea of being able to disrupt some very entrenched structural power inequality could be a game changer. 2. The answer to could I see myself participating/contributing to such a platform, is of course, yes. I think the struggle will be getting enough people to sign on in the beginning.

3 days ago

Elizer Flores new user

Themisia was the best awesome project this year !!! Please share this to other community

3 days ago

anurag shandilya new user

To be Great platform for true person

4 days ago

1. The courts seem like an interesting solution to public arbitration. Less spectator based than televised courts. With actual interaction for truth validation 2. Assuming quality submissions and adoption, I could see myself utilizing such a platform

4 days ago

Tim Prior expert

Crypto / Blockchain enthusiast and investor.

I won't mention their name, but I'm a big fan (but not investor) of another decentralised judicial system.  Scope wiise I believe this is one area where blockchain could prove to be one of the most disruptive, and beneficial.  I have stood before a judge before - without a jury - and I'll admit I didn't much like being "judged" by a couple of old-farts, whose qualifications and life-experiences I couldn't validate.  Who were they to judge me?  ;)

Now if my case had been brought before a thousand different people, evidence was presented, and they all agreed I was guilty, without external bias, there'd be no argueing against it.  Which would probably be my main suggestion, I see that there are more judges added dependng on the ascending judicial tiers - but I would consider (if feasible) opening each case up to ALL interested and available judges.  Even with ten judges, there's the possibilty that you might get unlucky, and draw a group with a particular shared bias.  The more, the less that is likely to be the case.  

Fascinating concept - and best of luck with it.  I'm not quite there yet from an investment perspective, but it has peeked my interest... 

 

4 days ago

Tim Prior expert

Crypto / Blockchain enthusiast and investor.

I didn't really answer the second question.

2. Yes, potentially. :)

4 days ago

it's an meaningful and impressive project, gmail email login

4 days ago

Everyone want to have the trust in this cryptocurrency world. Unfortunately we can gain any truts, opoosite way we are loosing it.. If you really can have success with your Themisia Courts idea you would collect millions of people under your roof. I haven't heard an idea like yours before and i really liked that. Hope you can achive something soon, i support your idea too..

Yes, i can see myself contributing evidence to a public court system, i would do that. There are too many scamming situation and every new day these cases raising. Everyone needs help about that. I hope you can and if you can we would help you till the end..

4 days ago

I understand the reasons behind this idea but I also fear that this could be treading onto a dangerous path, if this is not implemented the correct way. How will this be officiated with impartiality? What and how will anything be determined as truth? And what would be allowed as sufficient truth? What if someone was brought to the courts on false pretences and the volunteered representative judges have an agenda against the said guilty party? These are just some of the questions I have when looking at this system.

5 days ago

b p expert

It is a very cool project and I could see myself using it IF it was for free, but doesntlook like so Ill pass it :)

5 days ago

hidaia alassouli new user

Very interesting project that I believe has a lot of merit to its work. Looking forward to following your project

5 days ago

I love this idea and it's something that is greatly needed in today's world.

I would live to contribute in any way that I could, and I even mentioned this to my boyfriend and he wants to be a part of it too.

5 days ago

Thanks Alexandria! Make sure you and your boyfriend join the Themisia Telegram (https://t.me/republicofthemisia) and sign up to the newsletter on themisia.org.

5 days ago

TOM STEEL expert

i always and will always stands against evil, i love the very idea behind this project and the fact that others are trying hard to find a solution to world problems. I will share if i have any in my custody any fact or ducument that will be needed urgently in solving case towards evil. I always love revolutionlised product.

5 days ago

That's great, thanks Tom!

5 days ago

Ejay Dario expert

I'm more experience and know the circulation in this Blockchain Industry.

My impression in this site was great It has a good feature informative site. Great job for the team for making a great project like this.

I could see myself contributing in such a wonderful project like this because it can help not only for myself but for the community.

6 days ago

That's great to hear Ejay, that's the idea—with every contribution by a truth seeking Themisian, the world becomes a little bit more just.

5 days ago

1. First of all, I think the idea of the Themisian courts is nouveau and one many people won't think about. The order of the court system (that is community court, high court and supreme court) is impressive considering that cases can be reviewed up to 3 times. My problem has to do with truth. What will be considered truth in Themisia since truth can be very relative? Again, becoming a Themisian citizen isn't open to all since you have to pay to become one. What if the Themisian citizens (I mean the Titans, Saints, Angels, Rockstars, Legends, Patrons, etc.) don't agree with most of what the constitution says? Will the laws of the constitution be subject to change? Can the laws be amended? Finally, will Themisians of higher rank (Titans, Angels, Saints, Angels and Rockstars) have an edge over Themisians of lower rank (Dreamers, Supporters, Patrons, etc.) during court cases? I know it will be said that justice would be made to prevail but don't you think that a Titan and a Patron will definitely "not be equal" in Themisia?

2. To contribute evidence to a public court system, and/or create investigation cases in Themisia one must definitely be a citizen. Currently, I'm not considering being a citizen so I can't contribute any evidence or investigation cases.

6 days ago

Hi De Gem, thanks for your comment. I've seen a few people with the same misunderstanding… the tiered pricing to become a Themisian is only a Patreon style crowdfunding campaign where early supporters of the project can contribute and get future tokens in return for their help getting the project off the ground. If there is a fee to become a Themisian citizen when we launch it will be a single flat fee for everyone that will cover the decentralized identity verification process (which will keep bots and double accounts out of Themisia).

As to your other point about truth, you're right, what believe believe to be true can vary widely… but the goal of Themisia is to discover the objective truth. Truth with a capital T, you could say. Of course with a system like this you will get many people submitting evidence that backs up what they perceive to be true, but there can only be one single objective truth, so as the process proceeds, only the evidence which actually aligns with that objective truth will be able to be verified by other Themisians. Every submitted piece of evidence is, until verified by other Themisians, merely a 'truth claim'. It doesn't matter how much evidence is submitted, if none of that evidence is verified by other Themisians with further evidence to verify that evidence, all of the submissions are merely truth 'claims', and will not result in a conclusion of truth.

I hope that helps explain the goal of the platform a little more!

5 days ago

 

  • What are your first impressions of the Themisia Courts?

It seems to me a very nice idea but I see it complicated. Especially because of the legend. That is, there is no "disappear ".

  • Could you see yourself contributing evidence to a public court system, and/or creating investigation cases yourself?

 

I would be willing to participate whenever I can help justice be done. Another thing is how and why to do it

 

 

1 week ago

Yes I have been thinking about your 'right to disappear'. For a blockchain based public record of truth, there has to be a line drawn between the public good and individual privacy. This is something I am working on as we speak - I am developing a process where by any Themisian citizen that is referenced in a court process will be automatically notified, whereby he will be given the option to have his name redacted from the public court case until maybe a decisive guilty or true verdict has emerged. This is a very serious issue and something that will need a great deal of thought. Thank you for your comment!

5 days ago

I think Themisia it is very interesting concept. Cases of first impression often occur in connection with recently passed legislation, or when that issue has been addressed by other jurisdictions, but not in the jurisdiction of the presented court. Courts may seek guidance from other jurisdictions, or by making analogies to related or similar issues.

1 week ago

Hi Minanath, the first Themisian court is the Community Court where communities within Themisia can arbitrate their own disputes. So each community will have their own rules and regulations. For disputes that are above the rules and regulations of a specific community, say the actions of a Themisian Enterprise, or an accusation that breaks Themisian law, the High Court will be where it is arbitrated. The Themisian law, derived from the Themisian constitution will draw from the best laws that exist in liberal democracies across the world, but will always be open for Themisian citizens to vote to change and update them.

5 days ago

Baje Mirah new user

1. Menurut saya themisia sangat bangus dan sangat berguna bagi masyarakat, 2. Saya akan berusaha berkontribusi dalam investigasi sendiri di masa depan. Terimakasih

1 week ago

H Q expert

I love the idea of trust-based society. But in reality we humans always find a way to bend the system to our benifit. If there is transparency and everyone is educated enough, not to impose their personal beliefs on everyone else. It will be heaven. 

1, My first impression is: Utopia. It's sounds more than amazing in writing but will have to wait and see what happens. 

2. If I or anyone else can contribute to the betterment of the society, then why not. If you can bring anyone to justice aside from your personal vandetta, it will be great. 

 

1 week ago

Hi Hasan, yes I 100% agree, and that is why the ONLY way to create a platform where the real objective truth can emerge is with a decentralized system built on the concept of game theory where every participant, knowing that anything they submit will be 'fact checked' by many many people, a lot of which may have very different beliefs, will be motivated to make sure they only submit 'truth claims' that he is positive can be verified as fact. Regardless of anyone's personal beliefs, only evidence and truth claims that align with the objective truth can ever be verified.

5 days ago

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1 week ago

Dean Walsh guru

Don't listen to me because of who I am, I'm nobody like everone else.

I think it is very interesting and I am curious how it goes.

As other people have mentioned there are issues that will be hard or more likely impossible to solve. If money is the motivation for honesty (gaining reputation to earn from participation) then you have to be aware that money isn't the only thing people value and pushing a partisan opinion may be more valuable to some members, even well established reputable ones, than the potential financial rewards if it is something they care about. Also you are canvassing the opinion of the majority more than establishing truth so as has been mentioned there may be some difficulty in getting minority voices heard, breaking past superficially convincing popular myths which people like to believe, or giving voice to unpopular truths which people don't want to hear or have a vested interest in ignoring.

But despite this I think it could still be very useful and interesting. Even if the results couldn't be 100% trusted as absolute truth, they may still be informative and more likely to approach the truth than other sources of information.

I like the crowdsourced investigation angle for news.

I can't see myself creating cases, but I would definitely consider contributing evidence depending on the topic and what the process of contributing was like.

1 week ago

I know it's a random thing to say, but I like your writing style. Can't put my finger on it, but it's nice.

1 week ago

Thanks Steven!

5 days ago

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Very good Dean. I just read this and some of it aligns with what I said. Honestly I think Themisians of higher ranking (Titans, Angels, Legends, etc.) will definitely have an edge over those of lower ranking (Dreamers, Patrons, Supporters, etc.) in the virtual country. This can make justice biased.

6 days ago

Hey De Gem, a few people have mentioned this, I'll copy/paste my response here:


The tiered pricing to become a Themisian is only a Patreon style crowdfunding campaign where early supporters of the project can contribute and get future tokens in return for their help getting the project off the ground. If there is a fee to become a Themisian citizen when we launch it will be a single flat fee for everyone that will cover the decentralized identity verification process (which will keep bots and double accounts out of Themisia).

5 days ago

(so there will be no 'tiered' citizen system where some citizens are above others. There will, however, be a reputation system that is affected by the integrity of your actions. So Themisian's whose truth-claims are all verified to be true will have more 'power' than those whose truth claims have been proven to be false.

5 days ago

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Hi Dean, yes you're right, truth can never be determined merely by majority consensus. By that logic, the world was indeed flat until the 1400s. The Themisian platform doesn't determine objective truth by consensus. Then a powerful group (the largest one) will have the power over truth, and we're no better than when that power was held by kings and then corporate media. The whole point of Themisia is that truth emerges from the game-theory dynamics of a decentralized and anonymous fact-verification process whereby all submissions, no matter how many are made in support of something, are ALL merely 'truth claims' until each submission has itself been verified with evidence. In this way, only evidence which does indeed align with what is objectively true will have any effect on the verdict of any case. A million people can claim that Mr Blue murdered Mrs Red (because they really hate Mr Blue), but if only one person submits a video of Mr White murdering Mrs Red, and that video is verified to be genuine, then those million people lose reputation that will affect their ability to contribute to future cases. Their attempt to manipulate the court system only resulted in their loss of power.

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1 week ago

1. Very interesting idea. The issue I have is that it is people fact checking people and both parties may not hold any valid certification to back their credibility. I like the trustworthy/untrustworthy voting system but what happens when someone who is deemed trustworthy starts to post facts that are hard to verify and people just assume they are right because they have been voted trustworthy in the past? It's tough relying on an honour system. 2. It depends on the case personally. But I know if I were to ever use this it would more than likely be when I am struggling to find another option.

1 week ago

Hi Alexander, great comment. While a Themisian's reputation will grant them more authority and trust, the system will still show any unverified truth claim as just that—unverified—and will not affect the outcome of a case until such truth claims have been verified (with evidence) by other Themisians. It is also important to note that submitting truth claims that are also impossible to verify also negatively affect reputation. The Themisian system is designs to discover objective truth. Any submitted truth-claims that are clearly not in line with that mission will be punished accordingly.

5 days ago

Oxu Remini guru

I wrote in previous topics.
With money you are allocate status to people in society (your white paper says so).
After,Then you say the words freedom and justice !!

You don't have any rules!
No rules ! But if there is a misunderstanding, society will give its rule or punishment!
I wrote in previous issues .. Will you know the religion-language-color status of the people who will form your community? Are you interested in any religion or culture?
In a society without rules,
  With the decision of the majority, you cannot create rules!

Please respond to comments on previous topics!

Anyway, good luck.

1 week ago

Hi Oxu, I'm afraid I don't understand your comment, could you elaborate? Yes, people with more money tend to have more status in society. I'm not sure how that negates freedom and justice? If someone works hard and earns money by producing value in the economy then it is just and and fair that that money flow to him or her freely.

Regarding 'rules', each community will be free to make up their own rules in a very Reddit format, providing they do not run counter to Themisian law including the Themisian Constitution. So there will be a national law that will provide the most basic and fundamental protections for Themisian citizens, and then below that every community will determine how they want to regulate their experience however they see fit.

Regarding religions, language, colour of citizens, every community is free to do whatever they like. Christians can create their own community, french people can create their own community, gay people, etc. Every community makes their own rules. If some Christians don't like the rules agreed by the majority of the citizens in one Christian group, they can branch off and create their own—much like what happens in real life.

I hope that helps!

5 days ago

Eva Williams new user

Just reviewed the themisia court, its Aim objective I would say I agree with Al Wallace in the first comment who made mention of the inability to verify all facts as to whether true or untrue or false, which brings about the need for a set rules, what to submit and what not to! With that I think to an extent it would help solve certain problems although not every one will accept it even with all the prove and facts. All the same I look forward to it

1 week ago

Thanks Eva. Yes there will be rules for what constitutes good and bad truth claim submissions. The goal of the platform is to discover objective truth, and so anything submitted that is impossible to verify will negatively affect the reputation of the submitter, which will affect their influence in future cases.

5 days ago

Al Wallace guru

Food and cryptocurrency blogger with a diverse interest in investment/ crypto

The first thing that strikes me is that not everything can be verified as true or untrue. The most obvious thing is lets say i post a task to prove the exstence of God, how would that be proven or disproven and in a dispassionate way? everyone would have strong emotional opinions and many would not be based in hard fact but in religious belief of theology. There are numerous religions all which would have different viewpoints and indeed atheists and agnostics. Who is right? am i downvoted as being unreliable if i am Jewish or Buddhist because i am in a minority religion? My point is that you would need to ceate some kind of rules around what can and cannot be submitted and what can be submitted as evidence. everything must be something that can be factually proven.

It may however prove to be a good prject if users are rewarded for answering in a logical and neutral way. Lets say someone posts the topic "are all men idiots?"well, as much as some people may tell you otherwise, we can factually prove this. There are many examples of great, noble and intelligent men who behaved in a contientious way. People may have pasionate views on the subject for various reasons - upbringng, previous partners etc but provided the answer was given in facts and not opinion then the project could potentially solve burning issus of the day. 

I think i could see myself taking part in this provided the rules were in place to make the system fair and that people were protected from repurcussions regardless of their beliefs. I realise that the previous exmple i gave was a bit silly but it was used simply as a tool to make my point. i would hope that the project could resolve more important issues and disagreements. 

1 week ago

I second your answer.

1 week ago

Hi Al, great response, thank you. I 100% agree with you, there are somethings that a very complicated and nuanced, and other things that are very abstract and by their nature incredibly difficult if not impossible to objectively verify. A blanket statement like "all men are idiots" is very easily disproven, as you've demonstrated, so there's no problems there. But "does god exist?" is obviously impossible to prove or disprove, but what a fun case of investigation to have on the Themisian court! This is actually where the court gets a little bit fun, in my opinion, and becomes less about determining with confidence what is objective true, and more about laying out all of the evidence and beliefs on all sides of a case, allowing everyone to clearly see where the facts (verified truth claims) are and where the subjective opinions and unverifiable truth claims are. The conclusion to a case "does god exist?" might be a fact about the different consensuses of the existence of god, and it is these 'facts' that are then recorded in the public record.

5 days ago

Interesting.

I'd like to ask the team how the court would mitigate the risk of underrepresentation of the small(er)/marginal groups? 

The following situation comes to mind:

Cultural / Religious / Ethnic / Gender majority vs minority

How will Themisian courts be able to decide on matters in which the "right thing to do" goes against the interests of the majority? Example: Free housing for the poorest paid for by the working class. Most people have a job - why would they want to spend more money on wellfare, etc. It would be in the majorities (regarded as the collective of indiviuals) favor to minimise taxes that do not directly benifit themselves. 

Another issue I'd like to put forward is the following:

How will Themisian courts handle public irrational behavior? As many lynchings and public shaming can attest, groups of people don't tend to handle things well when it comes to emotionally laden cases. Especially when individuals can hide behind a veil of anonymity, and only face negligable repercussions.

Best of luck!

 

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1 week ago

Hi Steven, great question, thanks. I'll copy paste an answer I gave early which I think applies here.

"Truth can never be determined merely by majority consensus. By that logic, the world was indeed flat until the 1400s. The Themisian platform doesn't determine objective truth by consensus. Then a powerful group (the largest one) will have the power over truth, and we're no better than when that power was held by kings and then corporate media. The whole point of Themisia is that truth emerges from the game-theory dynamics of a decentralized and anonymous fact-verification process whereby all submissions, no matter how many are made in support of something, are ALL merely 'truth claims' until each submission has itself been verified with evidence. In this way, only evidence which does indeed align with what is objectively true will have any effect on the verdict of any case. A million people can claim that Mr Blue murdered Mrs Red (because they really hate Mr Blue), but if only one person submits a video of Mr White murdering Mrs Red, and that video is verified to be genuine, then those million people lose reputation that will affect their ability to contribute to future cases. Their attempt to manipulate the court system only resulted in their loss of power."

Since the Themisian court system is about determining objective truth—"what is". "Should" means "what should be".

So a case created that asks "Free housing SHOULD be given to the poorest paid for by the working class"—that is not a valid Themisian case.

Shoulds can be discussed within communities based on the objective truth that has been determined, but shoulds is not the role of the Themisian court system.

You must also see that your claim to know "the right thing to do" is an entirely subjective opinion. Dictators cast aside democracy because they believe what they believe is the right thing to do will not be voted on by the people. The only way for a society to 'do the right thing' is for them to all agree on what they right thing is. If you believe you know what is the right thing to do, but the majority disagree with you, then you have to convince them with good arguments.

Regarding irrational behaviour, I'm assuming you mean things like trolling, doxing, and bullying… things like that. All comments, submissions, content, etc, can only ever be submitted within a community, much like how Reddit operates. Every community will have its own content and behaviour rules. I'm sure most communities will create rules that outlaw this kind of behaviour, while other more edgy communities may welcome it—it is entirely up to each community what kind of behaviour they want. As long as no behaviour breaks Themisian law (one Themisian law will be that intentional doxing is illegal), then communities are free to determine for themselves how they want to exist within Themisia.

5 days ago