Why pact.social?

Because we believe the advocates and lobbyist is you! All of you.

So you want to take action,

and gather people around something you believe in?

You want to show support, and advocate for change. But the platforms you use to take action are not neutral or secure.. who to trust?

Avaaz can not secure your privacy:

From their privacy policy: "If you do not wish to have your name and country publicly associated with a particular campaign, please do not sign or post on that campaign."

Change.org have conflict of interest:

Change.org is funded by Bill Gates and has centralised data storage. Petitions like : Citizens arrest of BILL GATES. have people enter their personal data, which is then managed by Bill Gates. + Misleading donation destination. + + Petitions get hacked or deleted.

Gofundme has central control over funds destination:

"the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe froze the convoy's official campaign, claiming law enforcement convinced the company that the convoy had become violent and unlawful."

This is why we created pact.social

A platform where you can take action, by creating and signing petitions and manifestos without fear of:

  • your data being exposed,

  • your petition censored,

  • or your funds being controlled.

How do we do it?

We use the tech structure that was designed for preserving your privacy and content: Web 3. Where many projects work together to make sure data can be verified without revealing (or storing) identity data anywhere, and can not be censored. We managed to create a Web3 platform but for everybody to sign like they are used to: with email, google or wallet. Data can be encrypted and not linked to the petition you sign. So apart from signing publicly, you can sign anonymously, and still be verified as being a human. So petitions will not lose their credibility in the amount of humans that stand for a cause. pact.social is the only petition platform that created a truly decentralised and private signing verification method.

And because we believe that privacy preserving methods should be the norm, we are building an open protocol. Which means that anybody will be able to add private signing method on their own website, platform or app.

Open source and free.

It doesn't stop there.... You will be able to donate to the petition or manifesto. And in contrary to other petition platforms. These donated funds will be distributed to all those that share the petition and make sure a lot of people see it and sign it.

Transparently.

Because we believe the advocates and lobbyist is you! All of you.

We see the value in creating awareness and consciousness of the masses, not in backdoors of private clubs.

pact.social is ready, you can go now to and sign a petition or create a manifesto or open letter.

For deeper dive..

We realized that many Petition platforms are exploiting and sometimes reselling your personal data, including your political opinions. We realized that the market leader about Petition, is in fact, a for-profit company. Despite of its domain extension in ".org", we realized that this platform is mandated by big whales and their associated foundations to only highlight causes that serves big whales interests. We realized that the donation you give is not for the petition cause but captured at 100% by the platform to pay the marketing costs of the platform.

All platforms are not like this one. But all exploit your personal data.

We realized that it's very easy to boost signatures with fake accounts. Level of security is just an eMail verification. Very easy for bots or "click factories" to produce ton of signatures. How to garant Unicity of signatures? There is no difference made between a verified signature and a not verified one. Why? Because the only way to make it is to proceed to a Know Your Customer verification, with ID or passport. And it's a User Experience killer... But in Web3, technologies allow to make it simpler.

We realized that you can never sign or vote anonymously. But anonymity is essential to true freedom of expression. Besides, our votes to elect our political representatives are quite anonymous, right? So why is it not possible on traditional petition platforms? Perhaps because Web2 technology does not allow this to be done simply. Perhaps because there is no difference in weight between an anonymous signature and a verified signature.

We realized that the same cause or petition can be published several times through different platforms. Signatures are diluted, impact is minimized.

We realized that platforms propose Petitions, but there is no platform that propose Manifestos or Open-Letters. For those two kind of expression tool, it's always isolated initiatives, on social media, on Google sheet, and these documents are rarely open for signature by those who join.

We realized that the more social networks we have, the more people express themselves, the more the governing bodies put pressure on these media to control or even censor certain opinions. So yes, there are legal frameworks to respect. Above all, there are morals, ethics and respect for differences to be had. But heck, letโ€™s let individuals make up their own minds. Let them judge for themselves. History has shown us a hundred times that forcing communities and individuals to have a single way of thinking is never good and always leads to major conflicts with the tragedies and deaths that go with them.

For all those reasons we have created pact.social, and here is our answer:

pact.social is the first Web3 and open source platform dedicated to Petitions, Manifestos and Open-Letters.

pact.social is not using neither stored your personal data.

No personal data are needed to use pact.social.

pact.social allows anon signature, just verify you are not a bot. But you can also choose to sign publicly.

pact.social propose to verify your signature to give more weight. We are using Gitcoin passport. A score > 20 triggers a verified signature.

The "Pacts" are accessible through ceramic network. Any third party can integrate it in their own platform, no signature dilution. (API and SDK available soon) .

Like signatures, the only owner of a pact is its creator. pact.social dApp is only reading the document from Ceramic network.

pact.social has been designed to be Sybil resistant.

pact.social is an open source project.

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