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New York Times Researchers to Tackle ‘Fake News’ With Blockchain Technology

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25 July 2019, 10:36 GMT+0000
Updated by Kyle Baird
25 July 2019, 10:36 GMT+0000
The New York Times’ Research and Development team have an ambitious plan to take on the proliferation of misinformation in online news publishing. This so-called “News Provenance Project” will leverage the immutable and decentralized qualities of a blockchain data storage system to provide extensive metadata on media published with news stories.
According to a post from the project’s website, the team aims to create an industry-wide solution that allows readers and viewers of content to check the authenticity of media accompanying online news stories quickly. The post states that there are inconsistencies between the data a news organization possesses about any photographs and videos they publish and the information that a reader has access to. This is particularly true with media shared online.