Trust in the media is more fragmented than ever. Add in the prevalence of fake news distributed through social media platforms and it's clear that we need new solutions for both publishers and media consumers. Blockchain is poised to disrupt traditional media because it can help verify the source of information, build community consensus protocols, and remove trust from the equation.
I’m a firm believer in the fact that blockchain can help resolve some of these issues, but I also don’t think group consensus is the be all end all solution for defining truth. We need verifiable sources of information so we can allow people to make informed decisions for themselves.
In this interview I meet with Christine Mohan, Co-Founder of Civil, a ConsenSys spinoff, to discuss these issues. Civil is at the center of rethinking how media can change under a decentralized paradigm. Her insights on the intersections of news and blockchain give hope for a brighter outlook on the future of media. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how to prevent fake news from gaining traction, or how we can start to build more responsible community-driven media platforms, definitely give this episode a listen!
What you will learn in this episode:
- Hear how publishers can leverage trust to restore faith in the media at large.
- Learn how you can use a platform like Civil to boost trust with your readers.
- Hear about how blockchain might help combat the onslaught of fake news.
Christine Mohan: @christinemohan
The Civil White Paper: Decentralized Communications Protocol for Journalists and Citizens
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