The New York Times publication has revealed the successful completion of a trial for a new blockchain-based system to detect misinformation.

According to a June 12 blog post, the publisher built a prototype to provide reliable metadata on various pictures found online. Often, pictures taken in a different location at a different time will be used in connection with unrelated events. Through the platform, readers and social media users will be able to know who took the picture and when.

It used a blockchain solution by IBM to ensure that the data remains tamper proof.

The story is still developing.