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This is what the future of truth on the internet looks like.
Lest we think establishing a timestamp doesn’t matter, it shows that a digital object (“what”) was hashed at a particular time (“when”) by the possessor of a private key (“who”)

That is half of the classic “who, what, when, where, why, how” of a news story.
As another example, digital timestamps refuted some of the fake news about Brazilian fires.

Specifically, a photo shared by French President Macron and embedded in an NYT article was shown to be from 2003 at the latest. motherjones.com/environment/20…
Lesson: trust provable digital timestamps over Presidents or NYT articles alike.

And lest we think those fake photos of Brazilian fires were harmless, they may have resulted in real conflict. See here: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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