Developing more Reliable News Sources by utilizing the Blockchain technology to combat Fake News

Panayiotis Christodoulou, Klitos Christodoulou

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    Abstract

    Continuous efforts are being made daily by organizations to develop special tools that can support the collection and organization of available information in order to prevent the spread of fake news. Nowadays, misinformation has been deemed as a great challenge especially with the raise of social media networks that are used as platforms for disseminating information in a digital form. This paper presents the implementation of a decentralized application deployed on the Ethereum blockchain, to be used as a tool for combating fake news and misinformation. The develop framework is proposed as a solution for publishing reliable news sources and enabling readers to self-verify the trustworthiness of the published source. An experimental scenario has been implemented that presents the effectiveness of the proposed framework.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2020 2nd International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications, BCCA 2020
    EditorsMohammad Alsmirat, Yaser Jararweh, Moayad Aloqaily, Oznur Ozkasap
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages135-139
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781728183701
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2020
    Event2nd International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications, BCCA 2020 - Virtual, Antalya, Turkey
    Duration: 2 Nov 20205 Nov 2020

    Publication series

    Name2020 2nd International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications, BCCA 2020

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications, BCCA 2020
    Country/TerritoryTurkey
    CityVirtual, Antalya
    Period2/11/205/11/20

    Keywords

    • blockchain
    • dApp prototype
    • decentralized applications
    • ethereum smart contracts
    • fakenews prevention application
    • solidity

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