Chinese Journalist Uses Ethereum Blockchain To Bypass Censorship Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

March 18, 2020 / by Crypto.IQ

Sarah Zheng, a journalist from the South China Morning Post, has used the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain to bypass government censorship amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Specifically, Zhang published an interview with Dr. Ai on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. The interview had been so heavily censored that it cannot be found on social media or on any Chinese news websites, but it is now stored on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain immutably forever.

In the interview, Dr. Ai warned that a patient had been infected with the Coronavirus. This was on December 30, well before the world learned about the Coronavirus epidemic in China. Apparently the Chinese government did everything they could to silence Dr. Ai and get rid of the interview to save face. 

Aside from storing the interview on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, it has also been stored in a QR code, although this is a less immutable way of storing the interview since it could be deleted.

In the coming weeks and months, amid the worldwide frenzy due to the Coronavirus, the blockchain may be the only way to truly guarantee the preservation of controversial information in totalitarian countries.

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