Civil operates a token economy. CVL tokens represent controlling a piece of the network, and afford members unique rights over the platform’s governance.
You can use Civil tokens to vote and challenge unethical newsrooms on the Civil Registry. All newsrooms on Civil have to sign and abide by the Civil Constitution, which was developed in consultation with journalists, academics and ethicists all over the world, in order to remain in good-standing on the Civil Registry and continue publishing on the Civil platform. If you don’t think a vote was consistent with the Civil Constitution, you can appeal to the Civil Council. They’re a group of journalists, academics and free speech experts from all over the world. The Civil Council can rule on disputes and overturn community votes, but their power is not absolute. If enough members disagree, they can overrule the Council.