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This month, blockchain helped Chinese web users to disclose censored information again. It was made to publish the story of giving the inferior vaccines to newborns. As expected, it was almost impossible to shed some light on the situation. Any supporting repost was monitored and deleted to save the reputation of a popular vaccine provider. However, in one way or another, the truth will always come out. This time, the immunity of small babies was saved thanks to… bitcoins. According to TechNode, Chinese web users outsmarted the local censors by sharing the news within the cryptocurrency transaction metadata. The Typical Student team decided to share this SHOCKING news with you.
Why Did Shenzhen Vaccines Turn Out to Be Useless?
It appeared that all the CCB (Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology) vaccines are useless. Based in Shenzhen, the company made tetanus and cough vaccine for 3-month-old kids that, suddenly, can’t boost the human immune system. Being low-quality, the product was meant to contribute to the increase in sales. Selling these poorly created vaccines and increasing the gross margins, CCB became the largest vaccine provider in China.
Obviously, it was the last straw, which made Chinese netizens express their rage against the system. The user whose identity is hidden behind the name ‘Beast’ published ‘King of Vaccines’ - the first detailed accusatory post related to the inefficient vaccination system and corrupt medicine in China.
How Did Netizens React to CCB Policy?
Seeing that, lots of concerned people wanted to give the story to the world, so it resulted in a real hype. They tried to repost the news via different well-known social media but to no avail. Everything and anything on the theme was found, censored and deleted rapidly. When it comes to the wrong vaccines, you never know the level of danger. Trying to increase the profit margins, the companies may go further and further. The situation wasn’t clear till July, 22 when netizens manifested the truth using a decentralized blockchain network, called Ethereum. This step vanquishes censorship and prevented concealment of information. The scheme is easy-to-use. One of the platform’s addresses sends 0,001 Ether to itself. It takes a text or a post and puts them to the metadata of the transaction. Now the post becomes public, which means anyone can read it. With it, Beijing monitoring system isn’t able to influence the network owner(s) and hide the info.
Ethereum Blockchain Against Harassment in College
Actually, it’s not the first time blockchain lets Chinese web audience to publish compromising facts. Before this, one more incident happened to a student. Being threatened and intimidated by the college, the girl wasn’t able to openly talk about the harassment and sexual assault she went through. This major instance made internet users publish an open letter written by the student. And they did it using blockchain. As you can see, the faulty vaccine story is not the only case when the Chinese web audience expressed their complaints, worries, and feelings with the help of Ethereum. To say more, although such online documents never live a long life, the mentioned letter still remains available to anyone.
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