Dec. 28, 2020

How To Fix Fake News?

How To Fix Fake News?

Sebastiaan van der Lans, founder of WordProof, the startup using blockchain to authenticate content on the internet, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.
In this conversation, they talk about How to Fix Fake News? Players in the Internet content i...


Sebastiaan van der Lans, founder of WordProof, the startup using blockchain to authenticate content on the internet, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.

In this conversation, they talk about How to Fix Fake News? Players in the Internet content industry, Emerging challenges (Digital Rights Management-DRM, interoperability, fake news, copyright infringement/protection, trust on the internet). Potential solutions (watermarking, DRM schemes, open source, blockchain, timestamping, Schema.org, search engine content authenticity validation). Emerging use cases. Disruptive forces (tech, regulation, biz modes, social dynamics). Future of the Internet (how to get out of the mess, perspectives on the next decade).

The takeaway is that fixing fake news will mean needing to adapt each of the disruptive forces, technological, regulatory, business-model related, and social fixes. 

After listening to the episode, check out WordProof as well as Sebastiaan van der Lans' social media profile:

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Sebastiaan van der Lans

Founder, Wordproof

Sebastiaan van der Lans is co-founder and owner of web agency Van Ons. Starting out in 2006, Van Ons has grown into a leading tech agency in Amsterdam with a team of 25 experts who are focused on building WordPress sites, shops and applications for big names such as IKEA, Intratuin (The Netherlands’ largest retail gardening store) and Koffietijd (a Dutch TV show), among others.

Sebastiaan’s own focus has recently shifted to WordProof, a service that uses the power of blockchain technology to protect your content on WordPress in a user-friendly manner.

By contributing to WordPress and the community behind it as a WordCamp organizer, contributor, and speaker (among others) year after year, it’s fair to say that he has left his mark on WordPress.