Trusted Information .

I am delighted that Sebastian Hallensleben has taken up the role of Chair of Technical Working Group (TWG) on Trusted Information. In a time when fake news can interfere in the political election process, undermine vaccination programs and cause riots in the streets ( or indeed in government buildings), access to trusted information will become a much sought after commodity. What tools, technologies, processes and services can be applied to the "digital information lifecycle" that can help restore "Trust in Information"? We need a standard vocabulary of trust, an ethos of maintaining trust, methodologies that allow trusted services to connect together so that when citizens consume information, that is valid, accurate (if factual), contemporaneous, and informed/qualified (if opinion). There will be business revenue opportunities in dealing with creating, aggregating, checking and presenting  "Trusted Information". Trust me...  #ThisIsReal