The spread of misinformation online is a significant problem. It’s vital to assess the credibility of information sources carefully. Users have to be cognizant of the possibility of encountering false information online. Users need to carefully evaluate the credibility of information sources and be aware of the possibility of encountering false information online. Luiss, Catchy, and Traent are working on a new project to identify and fight disinformation thanks to the blockchain.
A new Fact-Checking model
The process to verifying information and contrasting the spread of fake news can be done in different way. In fact, the project created by Luiss, Catchy, and Traent aims to make Fact-Checking a secure, transparent, and verifiable process without compromising data integrity and privacy. Consequentially, the result is a new fact-checking model that allows readers to approach the information verification process performed on the blockchain.
Journalists can use ZetaCheck Certified News to verify the information. ZetaCheck is the smart contract integrated into the Zeta Luiss website. Zeta Luiss is the leading publication of the Scuola Superiore di Giornalismo “Massimo Baldini” – Luiss Guido Carli.
Traent’s solution for journalism
Traent‘s technology infrastructure underpins the initiative. Indeed, Traent’s technology overcomes the limitations of traditional Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), enabling real-time, data-intensive interactions on the blockchain. The blockchain is used as a trust engine to strengthen the reputation and transparency of organizations. Traent Era, the blockchain collaboration platform, features a simple and intuitive interface. Moreover, Traent Era allows complex processes to be managed with low cost and short implementation time. Traent Viewer enables organizations to export data from Traent Era and publish them. Furthermore, this makes it possible for stakeholders to verify the authenticity and integrity of the written information through their browsers.
A complete platform for verifying the authenticity of the news. Consequentially, readers, journalists, and fact-checkers can use it to verify the accuracy of news stories and to identify and flag false or misleading information.
The process implemented by Traent is extremely simple. Indeed, there is a first workflow that regulates the news verification process:
- the journalist identifies the news to verify and collects the information;
- the journalist proceeds with their review;
- in the next phase, the article is written, and the news is defined as verified, unverifiable, inaccurate, old, or fake news.
Zeta Check is the space to publish the articles, and the reader can see the outcome of the verification. Finally, this simple process allows the journalists to update the news with additional information quickly.
This has been possible thanks to Traent’s out-of-the-box blockchain solutions that enable seamless interactions between businesses and consumers. Specifically, Traent’s technology overcomes the current limitations of public and private blockchains. In fact, the organizations decide what to publish and what to keep private. Finally, with Traent Era, you can collaborate in real-time with colleagues and partners and manage complex projects quickly on blockchain. All in one ready-to-use solution.
Traent collaborates with Luiss Data Lab, Catchy to protect quality journalism and readers from fake news. Indeed, Traent solution is used to combat misinformation and spread verified and verifiable news. The initiative aims to help restore trust in information, offering transparent processes and effective and simple fact-checking tools.
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