How To Fix Fake News?

Sebastiaan van der Lans, founder of WordProof, the startup using blockchain to authenticate content on the internet, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.

In this conversation, they talk about How to Fix Fake News? Players in the Internet content industry, Emerging challenges (Digital Rights Management-DRM, interoperability, fake news, copyright infringement/protection, trust on the internet). Potential solutions (watermarking, DRM schemes, open source, blockchain, timestamping,, search engine content authenticity validation). Emerging use cases. Disruptive forces (tech, regulation, biz modes, social dynamics). Future of the Internet (how to get out of the mess, perspectives on the next decade).

The takeaway is that fixing fake news will mean needing to adapt each of the disruptive forces, technological, regulatory, business-model related, and social fixes. 

After listening to the episode, check out WordProof as well as Sebastiaan van der Lans’ social media profile:

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