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  • How can the blockchain make online news more reliable?
  • How can the blockchain make online news more reliable?
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CASE STUDY

Userfeeds: fighting fake news by ranking reputation

The rise of ‘fake news’ has been facilitated by social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, through which 62% of Americans keep up-to-date with current affairs. To combat misinformation, Userfeeds has created a system built on blockchain tech that promotes content based on reputation.

Location Global / Eastern Europe

Scope
From Pizzagate to fabricated terrorist attacks, 2016 was the year of ‘fake news’, and social media algorithms played a key part in the rise of this phenomenon. Current systems on social platforms promote content in feeds based on likes and shares, meaning that an article’s ability to go viral is prioritised over its accuracy.

With 62% of Americans using social media to keep up-to-date with the news, a ranking system that prioritises reputable content is more important than ever. [1] Facebook and YouTube are both implementing strategies to address this. The latter is educating users directly through ...

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