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Re: Digital Press Passes and Decentralized Public Key Infrastructures

From: Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:49:23 -0700
Message-Id: <2A5716FA-DDB4-4474-8B82-4D98C6ED186F@lbl.gov>
Cc: "Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web)" <mwherman@parallelspace.net>, Scott Yates <scott@journallist.net>, Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>, "public-credibility@w3.org" <public-credibility@w3.org>, "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
To: Bob Wyman <bob@wyman.us>
One important angle on this question is the context of a statement. A list of who’s trusted and who isn’t would need to include who is trusted _in_what_context_. For example, a physician who specializes in dermatology cannot prima facia be taken as an authority on heart transplants, nor vice versa. Part of the misinformation landscape we’ve seen of late is characterized by people getting credit for roles in which they have no expertise because they have credit in some other high-profile role. It would be a serious error on our part to develop a mechanism of people generating lists of those who they consider trustworthy without reference to context.

> On Jul 21, 2021, at 9:21 PM, Bob Wyman <bob@wyman.us> wrote:
> The best answer to the question "Who decides who is in and who is out?" is probably "Who cares? Do whatever feels good." The important thing in building a curated list is to simply build it.

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