Scuttlebutt embraces subjectivity. You are your own central authority on truth.
There is no "objective" truth, no global singleton, no consensus process.
Each peer can publish whatever they want, and interpret another message however they want. The meaning is created when two peers have the same interpretation. You don't get to choose how someone interprets you, but you may choose how you interpret them.
ssb is designed to take not needing consensus as far as possible!
to get consensus on same thing, you first need to get consensus on who is in the consensus group.