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Description
How can we use Blockchain to make content production and authoring more trustworthy and protect authors' content authenticity and safety online?

Contextualization
The Web as we know it is going through a critical stage with a number of trends threatening the principles in which it was originally developed. In some areas there is an increasing dissatisfaction with the amount of misinformation being shared online - a phenomenon recently identified as "fake news". Simultaneously, the original values of the Web in relation to openness and tolerance have been challenged by an increase in mistrust (cyber attacks and bullying) and copyright infringement. To conclude, the freedom which was envisaged for individuals and companies is being threatened by content authentication and security concerns, in some part driven by the business models adopted by some of the main commercial players. These concerns were raised by none other than Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World ...
Description
How can we use Blockchain to make content production and authoring more trustworthy and protect authors' content authenticity and safety online?

Contextualization
The Web as we know it is going through a critical stage with a number of trends threatening the principles in which it was originally developed. In some areas there is an increasing dissatisfaction with the amount of misinformation being shared online - a phenomenon recently identified as "fake news". Simultaneously, the original values of the Web in relation to openness and tolerance have been challenged by an increase in mistrust (cyber attacks and bullying) and copyright infringement. To conclude, the freedom which was envisaged for individuals and companies is being threatened by content authentication and security concerns, in some part driven by the business models adopted by some of the main commercial players. These concerns were raised by none other than Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web in an open letter.

Content based products and services will play a vital role in creating a more open and tolerant Web, as well as showing how commercial value can be created by helping combat these concerns. For instance, Blockchain algorithms and AI could assign trust scores to websites based on the content reliability could cross-reference facts across the web, as well as predict the likelihood of content being “fake” based on other data.

We are particularly interested in solutions that leverage closed and co-created content to:
- Identify, define and predict “fake sources” as well as provide a means for fact checking information prior to publishing;
- Build tools and services that alert authors of authoring vulnerabilities;
- Create solutions which combat authoring algorithm bias;
- Provide means for checking compliance when new laws and regulations are produced; and
- Monetize content for distribution and curation.

More information at: all2bc.com/en/challenges/almedina
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Pedro Godinho Co-Founder @ Portuguese Blockchain Alliance