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Certifying Multimedia News Content for Fake News Defense (arxiv.org)
12 points by Hard_Space 32 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments

Is there a revocation list functionality?

Take for example the Bush National Guard memo which was put forth as authentic by news organizations, but then on further investigation, was shown to be a forgery?

How would this system handle a case like this?

It seems that the well-known “four horsemen of the Infocalypse”¹ have now been joined by a fifth, called “Fake News” or “Misinformation”.

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Four_Horsemen_of_...

Even given the large deployment of SSL certificates world-wide (which basically boil down to: Does Google trust this) I sometimes feel that PKI implementations are basically at the "blockchain can solve everything" - and yet never solve anything.

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