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IN THEIR WORDS

MIGRANT CARAVAN

IN THEIR WORDS

MIGRANT CARAVAN

About TRUSTED VOICES

How we tell stories matters.

Trusted Voices is a platform focused on increasing transparency in news media. Using blockchain technology, Trusted Voices tracks source material to create a chain of custody from the device used to capture content to its usage on various media platforms. 


Trusted Voices connects consumers of news media directly with the people whose experiences are the foundation of the stories we see and hear in the news.

 

Decentralized 

No entity owns or controls the project, and anyone can contribute content as long as they follow the data integrity requirements of the platform. 

 

Open Source 

The technical code of the platform is public and the community is invited to review the code, suggest changes, and make contributions to the platform. 

 

Blockchain

A distributed ledger technology used to verify that user uploaded content comes from a primary source and to track data when it is quoted or referenced by journalists and media organizations in published news stories, to ensure the information we receive comes from a trusted voice and that information integrity is maintained.

 

Trusted Voices is a platform focused on increasing transparency in news media. Using blockchain technology, Trusted Voices tracks source material to create a chain of custody from the device used to capture content to its usage on various media platforms. 


HOW IT WORKS

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Much of the news we consume starts with content captured on an electronic device - a camera, cell phone, audio device, or other portable device. It is possible to track this content from the originating device and follow as it is shared on different media platforms. 


Trusted Voices verifies source material in a few different ways. In Level 1 Verification, the device used to collect source material can be recognized by its digital signature. Device verification can provide geolocation and time stamp information that can be used to verify how source material related to a news event is collected. 


Level 2 Verification requires content contributors to share information about themselves that add important context. Importantly, many contributors may wish to provide content anonymously to protect themselves. Trusted Voices requires at least Level 1 Verification in order for content to be uploaded.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

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We live in an age where the news is delivered through 24 hour news cycles, social media, and increasingly, mobile devices. Many of the leading media organizations that serve as our primary news providers are owned and controlled by private, profit-seeking organizations. It is often difficult to know whether information in the news media is reliable, unbiased, and from trusted sources. News consumers must rely on the integrity of journalists and media organizations as a trusted third party without the ability to fully analyze the integrity of their sources and methods. 


The movement for open source and decentralized technology centers on a principal of information transparency. In the age of ‘fake news’ and social media, we need transparency in news media more than ever before. Trusted Voices is a decentralized, community driven project that aims to increase transparency in the way that information related to news events is gathered, referenced, and shared. Trusted Voices provides a verifiable chain of custody for news content from a verified device to its dissemination on various media platforms.

contribute to trusted voices

Add Functions & Features

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Respond to our technical push orders to help improve the platform by visiting our GitHub page. 

Spread the Word

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 Share the stories you see and hear on this platform with your friends. Please be sure to link any reference material back to the primary source so that people know it comes from a trusted voice. 

Create Content

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 Journalists are invited to use the primary source material from this platform for news stories. Please be sure to link any reference material back to the primary source so that people know it comes from a trusted voice. Students and amateur journalists are welcome. 

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Community Partners help maintain the integrity of the Trusted Voices platform and participate in community governance by running a consensus node in the Trusted Voices blockchain. Enter your email below and someone from our team will get back to you.

Contact Us

We welcome your feedback, contributions, and questions.

Trusted Voices is an open source, decentralized platform that relies on a community of supporters. Everyone is invited to contribute.