(8.29.17) Bigthink: Fact-Based Browsing: What If the Internet Could Not Tell a Lie?

By August 29, 2017News

Imagine a world where facts rule the Internet, and lies and rumors are stripped of their disguises before they can do damage.2 That’s actually possible, explains tech expert Brian Behlendorf, the executive director of the Hyperledger Project (who was also a primary developer of the Apache HTTP Server, the most widely used web server in the world). Although a completely truthful Internet might be dull, and a little totalitarian, it would be sweet relief for all digital citizens if someone could end fake news. Distributed ledger technology like Blockchain could do that, says Behlendorf, by changing the way organizations collect and store data.

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