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Aeternity Blockchain Launches P2P Content Tipping Project ‘Superhero’

A new platform dubbed Superhero will allow users such as artists and musicians to boost exposure to their content and receive tips in the form of tokens – all while keeping their personal data private.

Launched Wednesday on Aeternity, an open-source public blockchain, the Superhero project is a decentralized peer-to-peer social sharing initiative for tipping, patronage and sponsoring user content or digital goods.

Artists, developers, educators, medical groups, environmentalists and non-profits are just some of the wide-ranging groups that are being eyed as potentially benefiting from the Superhero platform. Donations for quality content can be sent to the creator without needing to share third party data or pay transaction fees to a middleman, Aeternity said.

Users will need to install the Superhero wallet as a browser extension to receive or send tips to URL addresses they want to support.

The platform also includes a widget that can be directly embedded into a website for the purpose of collecting €5, €10, or €15 vouchers of Aeternity’s AE token, which can be purchased via PayPal, BitPay or JellySwap, a type of peer-to-peer trade across different blockchains. The swap currently supports bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), DAI, USDC or wrapped bitcoin (WBTC) to AE, with no further know-your-customer (KYC) requirements.

“Now more than ever, we believe in the mission of empowering people to support other people,” said Yanislav Malahov, founder of Aeternity.

“Content monetization has historically been a tug-of-war between third party advertisers, data thieves, host platforms and lastly the creators themselves. Superhero is putting the control back in the hands of the people, making it easier than ever to support creators from every industry,” Malahov said.

A pure web wallet is available and developers are being asked to contribute to the code on GitHub. The Superhero wallet is also available in the Google Play and App Store. Each user manages the private keys to their own wallet and can withdraw tips through any exchange that supports AE tokens.

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SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT! Singapore Woman Linked to Bill Gates, Soros and China Is Flagging and Removing ALL VIDEO CONTENT by California Doctors Behind Viral Video

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The far left tech companines are moving at light speed to eliminate free speech in the West.

The YouTube-Google CEO announced recently that the world’s largest video platform would only allow WHO approved talking points on their platform.  They will delete other videos that are not approved by the China-dominated health organization.

Facebook enlisted several far left groups to ‘factcheck’ articles written by conservatives in an effort to prevent the real truth or a different point of view from being decimated to the public. 

This is happening every day.  Being one of the most influential conservative news outlets in the US — The Gateway Pundit has been targeted by the false “fact-checkers” for several years since the 2016 election.

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The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft testified in front of Congress in 2018 about the censorship on Facebook.

But the censorship tactics by Facebook have reached a shocking new low.

On April 25, 2020, TGP reported on two California doctors of immunology and owners of a Bakersfield Urgent Care facility.  The two doctors suggested only the sick and immuno-compromised individuals must be quarantined, not healthy people.  The two doctors who see patients daily also suggested the virus has spread widely in their California community.  This phenomena has also been reported in Boston, Miami, Santa Clara, Chicago and several European countries.

Via an earlier post on TGP:

Doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi said their facilities have tested over 5,200 patients for the coronavirus throughout the county, making up for over half of all testing in Kern. According to their data, the death rate of the coronavirus is similar in prevalence to the flu. Dr. Erickson and Dr. Massihi have extrapolated their numbers based on visits to their specific Urgent Care facility, not the general population and thus may have overestimated infection numbers, though underestimating mortality rates, in California.

The doctors also suggested that sheltering in place for the general public would limit microbial exposure and lead to weaker immune systems. Home environments, however, do in fact contain trillions of microbes.

Nearly a month after our reporting, a ‘factchecker’ by the name of Flora Teoh, who is not a medical doctor, claimed that the Bakersfield doctors were promoting false information.  Flora Teoh concluded the US doctors were not telling the truth.

Here is part of the email strike that we received from Facebook on Monday:

The Gateway Pundit did a deep dive on Ms. Flora Teoh and this is what we found.

Ms. Flora Teoh was born in mainland China to an affluent family.  It’s unknown if they were or are part of the Communist regime but Ms. Teoh’s lifestyle was excessive.

Miss Teoh traveled to Europe first class and stayed at luxurious hotels.

We discovered that Ms. Teoh obtained her PhD in Singapore in 2017.  In October 2017 she held a post-doc at the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR).

Ms. Flora Teoh was let go there after ten months because of ‘poor professional fit.’

In 7-2018, Flora joined Asian Scientist Magazine as an intern but was let go after two months due to ‘performance-related’ issues.

In Singapore, Ms. Teoh used her connections to get into the Dragon Boat races there:

Teoh is affiliated with multiple international organizations that are sponsored by Facebook, Google, MacArthur Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and Omidyar Network.

In November of 2018, she joined Science Feedback, a crypto Facebook affiliate as a science editor.

Her assignments for 2020 have been to:

  • Monitor and control political discourse related to science
  • Gatekeep and censor ‘conservative’ scientific content
  • Promote media that is aligned with ‘progressive’ science

Flora Teoh is a contributor to several ‘fact-checking’ organizations such as Maldita.es, International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), and the International Data Verification Network, which aims to promote ‘good’ journalistic practices by fighting the dissemination of what they term fake-news. IFCN is a project of the Poynter Institute for media studies that was created in 2015. Poynter gets its funding grants from entities such as: Google, MacArthur Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, the Open Society Foundations and Omidyar Network.

Teoh’s organizations are part of an international ‘progressive’ data verification network that is supported Open Society Foundations (Soros) and the Omidyar Network (Pierre Omidyar).

Omidyar is also funding the ‘Defeat Disinfo’ AI Information Warfare Platform to fight President Trump’s Covid-19 narrative. Both Soros and Omidyar have also sponsored The Intercept, a publication that released documents stolen by Edward Snowden. In 2018, they also launched the Luminate platform that has distributed over $314 million to finance ‘progressive’ journalistic projects around the world. Health Feedback is one of these projects.

Ms. Teoh is far left.  She bragged about reading corrupt former FBI Director Jim Comey’s book:

Ms. Teoh’s writings as a “Science Editor” for entities like Facebook and Google are infected with her left wing bias:

Ms. Teoh is the typical far left “Factchecker” used by entities like Google and Facebook. 

She has a sketchy record and connections to China, George Soros and the Gates Foundation. 

There was no way that two California doctors of immunology were going to get a fair assessment from Ms. Teoh, Facebook, George Soros or the Gates Foundation.

Facebook is now openly using far left operatives with links to China and Soros to silence US Doctors in the field!

This should not be legal.  

Research and data provided by Yaacov Apelbaum

Update:  The Gateway Pundit heard back from Flora Teoh today and she said she will remove our “strike” if we remove the video by US Doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi.  The two US doctors are no longer allowed to speak to Americans on Facebook.  Miss Teoh will not allow it.

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In Settlement, Facebook To Pay $52 Million To Content Moderators With PTSD : NPR

Facebook will pay $52 million to thousands of contract workers who viewed and removed graphic and disturbing posts on the social media platform, lawyers for the company said in a new legal filing.

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Facebook will pay $52 million to thousands of contract workers who viewed and removed graphic and disturbing posts on the social media platform, lawyers for the company said in a new legal filing.

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Facebook will pay $52 million to thousands of current and former contract workers who viewed and removed graphic and disturbing posts on the social media platform for a living, and consequently suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a settlement agreement announced on Tuesday between the tech giant and lawyers for the moderators.

Under the terms of the deal, more than 10,000 content moderators who worked for Facebook from sites in four states will each be eligible for $1,000 in cash. In addition, those diagnosed with psychological conditions related to their work as Facebook moderators can have medical treatment covered, as well as additional damages of up to $50,000 per person.

“We are so pleased that Facebook worked with us to create an unprecedented program to help people performing work that was unimaginable even a few years ago,” Steve Williams, a lawyer for the content moderators, said in a statement. “The harm that can be suffered from this work is real and severe.”

Facebook admitted no wrongdoing as a part of the settlement. The company has agreed to provide mental health counseling to its moderators.

“We are grateful to the people who do this important work to make Facebook a safe environment for everyone. We’re committed to providing them additional support through this settlement and in the future,” a Facebook spokesperson told NPR via email.

The payout follows a class-action lawsuit filed in September 2018 describing the circumstances of Facebook content moderators like Selena Scola, who was the lead plaintiff in the suit.

She worked as a public content contractor for about a year at Facebook’s offices in Menlo Park and Mountain View, Calif., where she was employed by the Florida-based contractor Pro Unlimited, Inc.

During that time, she had to sift through a barrage of posts published by some of Facebook’s billions of users. The suit said the content included “broadcasts of child sexual abuse, rape, torture, bestiality, beheadings, suicide, and murder.”

Moderators like Scola were tasked with maintaining a “sanitized platform” on Facebook in order to “maximize its already vast profits, and cultivate its public image,” the suit alleged.

Relying on users to report objectionable content, Facebook depends on thousands of contract workers to look into whether sometimes horrific content violates Facebook’s terms of use.

Scola’s lawyers said in the suit that Scola was exposed on the job to thousands of graphically violent images and videos, and now her “PTSD symptoms may be triggered when she touches a computer mouse” or enters a cold building or hears loud noises.

It is an experience shared among thousands of contract moderators, the suit claimed.

Some of the content moderators were earning $28,800 a year, the technology news site The Verge found last year.

The settlement allows for moderators who worked for a Facebook contractor between 2015 and now in California, Arizona, Texas or Florida to be compensated.

Facebook has agreed to make one-on-one mental health counseling for moderators available throughout their employment.

As part of the settlement, managers for the Facebook contractors will now assess a candidate’s emotional resiliency before hiring someone for the job. There will also be new guidelines for how a moderator can stop seeing a specific kind of content, if requested.

Williams, the lawyer for the moderators, described the settlement as a first-of-its-kind payout, potentially paving the way for similar suits filed on behalf of moderators at other popular online sites on which violent material often spreads quickly.

“This groundbreaking litigation fixed a major workplace problem involving developing technology and its impact on real workers who suffered in order to make Facebook safer for its users,” Williams said.

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