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Fake News Detection Using Ethereum Blockchain

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The progression of technology, Internet availability, and rapid adoption of social media unintentionally paved the way for the viral spread of fake news and hoaxes. Around the world, people are using fake news for their profit either by presenting information in the wrong manner for gaining more viewers or by manipulating the publics’ opinion for influencing their behavior in major events of society, for example, elections or view towards someone’s part in an unfortunate event. In this paper, we present a blockchain-based platform where one can get the news contents authenticated by anonymous individuals around the globe independently as genuine or fake. It gives people a secure and anonymous channel for verifying content’s reliability and further limiting the reckless sharing and spreading of news content by people. Inherited properties of blockchain by the platform, i.e., immutability and traceability, combat the spread of fake news.


  • Blockchain
  • Fake news detection
  • Decentralized
  • Immutability

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Upadhyay, A., Baranwal, G. (2022). Fake News Detection Using Ethereum Blockchain. In: Woungang, I., Dhurandher, S.K., Pattanaik, K.K., Verma, A., Verma, P. (eds) Advanced Network Technologies and Intelligent Computing. ANTIC 2021. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1534. Springer, Cham.

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