Brazilian presidential candidate Fernando Haddad sees blockchain technology as a way to combat “fake news.”

According to Cointelegraph, the Brazil Workers Party candidate said in an announcement on his website he has published his plans for improving government via blockchain.

Seems you can’t get away from fake news stories, or government leaders labeling news as fake. In this years heated Brazilian presidential election the problem has been bad enough to prompt Brazil’s highest court to create a committee to monitor online campaigning.

With about 30 percent of the vote, Haddad, a former mayor of Sao Paulo, finished second to Brazilian far-right candidate Jair Bolsanaro. The two will face off again in a runoff on Oct. 28 because neither gained at least 50 percent of the vote. Read more here.

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