Fake news spotter to move to blockchain

June 13, 2018
Chris Wheal

Eyeo, the company behind the popular online popup advert blocker AdBlock, is seeking to add a browser service that identifies news items as real or fake news.

 

Eyeo, the company behind fake news detector: eye/o

Initially the service is likely to be browser based, eyeo says. But the plan is to evolve the service and utilise user feedback using blockchain technology.

The company has been working with MetaCert Protocol, which runs an anti-fraud registry which is also likely to become a major blockchain project as the database for its project evolves.

The currently available beta browser extension is called Trusted News to help internet users spot untrustworthy sites that could be the front for scams and other malicious web activity.

Eventually the database with be decentralised and moved to the Ethereum blockchain.

Post written by Chris Wheal
Chris Wheal is editor of OpenLedger's news and features service. An award-wining business journalists himself, he runs a team of freelance journalists from across the UK and north America.

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