#MeToo Activists Saved in Ethereum Blockchain to Eliminate Censorship in China

#MeToo Activists Saved in Ethereum Blockchain to Eliminate Censorship in China

Blockchain
April 25, 2018 by Bitzamp
1938
#MeToo Activists Saved in Ethereum Blockchain to Eliminate Censorship in China An open letter from a Chinese student who was censored after going viral on social media in China has been published in a more difficult place to erase: the ethereum blockchain. In a rare act of disobedience, student activists in the emerging #MeToo Chinese
Bitzamp

#MeToo Activists Saved in Ethereum Blockchain to Eliminate Censorship in China
An open letter from a Chinese student who was censored after going viral on social media in China has been published in a more difficult place to erase: the ethereum blockchain.

In a rare act of disobedience, student activists in the emerging #MeToo Chinese movement at Peking University have made use of the Ethereum Blockchain to circumvent government internet censorship and bring to light an incident of sexual harassment.

The student Yue Xin accused the University of trying to silence her efforts to publicize an incident alleged to have happened in 1998. Xin – although not involved in the incident herself, claimed in an open letter on April 23rd that the university tried to intimidate her into silence, forced her to delete information about the case, and asked her parents to confine her to their home.

Her letter was censored so fast that some Internet users started publishing it online upside-down, hoping to keep it in circulation.

The university, a prestigious institution attended by many senior Communist Party officials, issued a statement on its website of the School of Foreign Languages, stating that it has:

“always respected the basic rights of every student and strives to protect the legitimate rights and interests of every student.”

“Now her message is engraved into the Ethereum blockchain and will live as long as Ethereum itself,” wrote Leo Zhang, research lead at Iterative Capital Management, in a blog post.
The post will likely be impossible to scrub from the ethereum blockchain, since later transactions in the chain depend on previous records in the shared ledger, a standard feature of cryptocurrencies.


Join Us On Telegram


 

Add a Comment