Retraction of a Story Worth $1K BTC

Colin Baseman

Tech entrepreneur Balaji Srinivasan announced that he is ready to pay a one-thousand-dollar-BTC bounty to an individual who is capable of getting Kara Swisher to retract an article about the pandemic.

The man has already promised the mentioned amount in the cryptocurrency. He is willing to pay the money to the very first Twitter user who can find an efficient way to make Recorde, one of the websites specializing in technology news, retract information about an overreaction to the coronavirus that occurred in Silicon Valley half a year ago.

The campaign against Vox seems to have started and the entrepreneur admits that he wishes to do all possible to achieve his goals no matter what.

Srinivasan used to work as a CTO for Coinbase, one of the most popular platforms. The man offered a reward for a person who knows how to help him resolve his issue. Users could see his post on Twitter a few hours ago. In his post, Srinivasan targets Swisher who works for Recorde as an editor. She is also the co-founder of the site.

What the man needs is to find someone capable of providing a time-stamped reply from the site agreeing to edit and even correct the provided information. Also, a publication of the correction is necessary, according to him.

Swisher hasn’t yet done a formal retraction for the site’s horribly false reporting on the coronavirus. It is said that the public will have to incentivize the truth because their business model cannot do it without outside interference.

Srinivasan is certain that the article was just a form of clickbait and what it conveyed can be considered wrong science. The story featured tweets and told unverified information about the fecal transmission of COVID-19 during the celebrations of the Chinese New Year. Some users paid attention to the post and supported the entrepreneur in his attempts to seek the truth.

Publications Seen in February

In February, the site published the article and Srinivasan instantly approachedTwitter to announce that the information was full of false statements. Much of the context was omitted and this was what misled readers. There, the author mentions that the transmission of the virus in a public environment is relatively low. Doctors, according to those who read the piece, did not even recommend people to avoid handshaking, either.