Tracing the Source of Fake News using a Scalable Blockchain Distributed Network

Ashutosh Dhar Dwivedi, Rajani Singh, Sakshi Dhall, Gautam Srivastava, Saibal K. Pal

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Abstract

In the news industry, as well as in social media, fake news detection and identification of news sources has become a central topic of discussion. In the era of digitization, anyone can easily generate or manipulate digital content and publish them on social media websites. On the one hand, these social networking platforms provide ample ease in modern-day communication but on the other hand, using such platforms has posed new challenges to real-world implementation like viral spreading of false/fake information with malicious intentions. In this paper, a naive blockchain and watermarking based social media framework is proposed to control the fake news propagation. We postulate a new blockchain model to mitigate existing challenges in this field. Moreover, the novel solution can help in reducing the spread of fake news by tracing the root or origin of the fake news on social media. Through our experimental results, we show that our blockchain-based solution is able to immediately stream data through a bloXroute server that can propagate data up to 100 times faster than conventional solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2021
Pages38-43
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-9867-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventIEEE 17th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems - Virtual event, Delhi NCR, India
Duration: 10 Dec 202013 Dec 2020
https://www.iitr.ac.in/mass2020/

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 17th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems
LocationVirtual event
CountryIndia
CityDelhi NCR
Period10/12/202013/12/2020
Internet address
Series2020 Ieee 17th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (mass)
ISSN2155-6806

Keywords

  • Scalable Blockchain
  • Distributed Network
  • Overlay Network
  • Fake News
  • Digital Watermarking

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