We seek to encourage quality news in an unregulated market.
Right now, nothing is regulating the news market. We hope to create some fair guidelines for news reporting services to follow, allow news reporting services to sign up for our stamp of approval, and provide tools for news reporters to use to create trusted news through our app. This was inspired by the business model of Fair Trade Certified, which provides a stamp to businesses' products that follow their standards: being humane to their workers, using eco friendly supply chain, etc., but instead we have them follow our standards: citing sources, using well backed studies, etc. Just like FTC, we cannot guarantee people will not game the system, but we can give our consumers a feeling of the likeliness of truth based on our metrics and standards when they see our brand on a news article site.
What it does
The App: Allows news reporters to apply for a brand. -Uses Docusign to create a unique stamp and store the record of verification on NEAR's blockchain.
Provides tools to develop quality trusted reports. -A Yubikey authenticated, Agora.io based interviewing service
Displays approved news articles
- Shows statistics for the news articles.
Future things: Conversation Sentiment Visualizer Data Visualizer
Attracts more traffic to site from quality seeking readers From seeing our brand on the page, the readers instantly know that the article follows our standards. Empowers independent journalists, and anyone who can write good quality articles.
The Business Model: We take a small cut of the ad revenue per article. Given that one of the reasons fake news is such a huge problem is the lack of good tools to monitor it, we don't want to add to the problem. So we will provide a free version of all our tools, and make them open source so developers who believe in our cause can help make them better.
How I built it
Yubikey, Near, React, Flask, Agora, Python, Bootstrap
Challenges I ran into
Integration of Yubikey Webauthn, connecting to Near, trying to build all parts of this system at once, coordinating 4 developers building across the system in 15 hours.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Deploying the app, getting a lot of the parts functional
What I learned
How to use Yubikey with Webauthn, flask, Agora channels and stream things, Bootstrap styling.
What's next for True Neutral
Visualizing the data on the front end. Integration