How will you know if media content recorded in Citizens Journalist is genuine?
Why can’t I just copy a Citizens Journalist video, modify it and then post it on Facebook?
You could, but if the content or the URL is changed, then it will break the blockchain ID hash reference, resulting in loss of its accreditation and will not show up as certified.
What if I want to subsequently edit my video or content?
Version 2.0 of Citizens Journalist will provide editing capabilities, so the journalist who made the content can subsequently edit it and create a revised version of the material with a new blockchain ID.
How do I search for genuine news content on the Citizens Journalist website?
When the content is stored in the Citizens Journalist servers, the journalist is prompted to add tags to the material to help people searching for this content. The tags can be anything the journalist wants, and they create their own as well.
Will the content be distributed through the Bubblr breaking news apps?
Yes, all the legitimate content will be fed into the Bubblr news apps breaking news database as a feed. So if an end-user has searched for breaking news on Syria and there is a Citizens Journalist video recorded with this tag, they will receive an immediate notification of it.
How can the mainstream news agencies exploit this content?
We are also developing a platform within Citizens Journalist to allow registered, accredited journalists to independently peer-review and fact check news articles associated with the certified Citizens Journalist content. This is also blockchain verified and is distributed through the Bubblr breaking news app platforms.