Project: Global Hackathon for Developing Tech Solutions to MIOs
Donor: Open Information Partnership; Zinc Network
Budget: £ 26,017
Duration: August 3, 2020 - February 19, 2021
The aim of the project is to generate new innovative technological ideas to detect and fight malign information operations and fake content.
The project envisages organizing a global hackathon for developers, graphic designers, media literacy specialists, and others who are passionate about digital technologies from all over the globe to hack the fake news. During the 2 day-event groups of 2-6 participants will be working together with mentors to design innovative tech solutions (games, apps, chatbot, etc.) aiming to identify, expose and analyze misinformation and disinformation and other malign information operations. The hackathon envisages training opportunities from MDF’s partners from Bellingcat and Facebook. The media partners of the hackathon are On.ge