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The New York Times Fighting Against Fake News in Photojournalism Using Blockchain

29 July 2019
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In a society disrupted by fake news, it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish a manipulated photograph from a real one.
 
Recently, The New York Times launched its “The News Provenance Project” which aims to to make the origins of journalistic content clearer to the audience. The first part of the project is dedicated to photojournalism. Leveraging the IBM’s blockchain technology, the project is based on Hyperledger, a blockchain development open source.
 
The institution also announced that this project isn’t solely limited to one publication, it openly invites other news organizations to join its initiative as a successful implementation will require collaboration.

Illustration by Jinhwa Jang