Indian Media Uses Blockchain Technology To Check General Election News

In an effort to combat digital deception, a press organization and a Taiwanese blockchain technology company are collaborating to verify the facts regarding the forthcoming election in India.

The 2020 US presidential election and the 2024 Taiwan presidential election were both allegedly impacted by Numbers Protocol’s standardized methodology.

News organizations and photojournalists will work together to gather on-site coverage of the next general election in India, which begins on April 19. The next step is to use the tools provided by the Numbers Protocol, particularly Capture Cam and Capture Dashboard, to transfer this material onto a blockchain platform.

The goal of these technologies is to improve the reliability of recorded digital material by identifying any AI tampering efforts.

Numbers Protocol has extended an invitation to non-profits and community groups to use the Capture app in addition to professional journalists.

The software diligently adds provenance data to every piece of user-generated content. Organizations in the media may more easily confirm the legitimacy of such information thanks to this integrated data.

Tammy Yang, co-founder of Numbers Protocol, discussed the company’s strategy for identifying deepfakes and altered material, which is a technological advancement in fact-checking. She informed Cryptonews that photojournalists and news organizations go through a blockchain registration procedure for every piece of material submitted.

Users may then submit the material to an AI-driven verification engine. The next step is for the model to look for matching material in a database. The engine will provide a precise match if the material comes from a reliable source.

On the other side, articles from unreliable sources will be compared to their certified counterparts. This will help users identify genuine material and identify any inconsistencies.

A unique identifier, or Nid, is produced for each piece of content using the ERC-7053 standard upon registration. There is an exact match between this Nid and the hash of the content. So, a new hash and, by extension, a different Nid will be the outcome of any modification to the original content. The verification engine also has an AI model that can check submitted material against the registered version on its own.

Additionally, she said that the verification engine would be open to the public. She assured them that their community in India and civil society organizations were actively cooperating on the initiative.

Yang stressed the need to conduct the selection process for partnered journalists and media organizations in a really neutral way to guarantee objectivity.

“All journalists and media outlets are welcome to collaborate on the Numbers Protocol since it is a decentralized network,” she said. “The point of the Numbers Protocol is to provide people all the information they need by revealing the material’s provenance, or its origin and generation process, to anybody interested in the backstory of the content.”

Photojournalists may utilize the provenance records they establish to license and monetize their work, and they help ensure the authenticity of digital information.

Also Read: Crypto Accepted by Telegram for In-App Ad Spending April 1, 2024