The winners of the 2020 #FakeHunter Problem competitors to find and disprove on-line pretend information not too long ago introduced its winners. The greater than 2,000 candidates had loads to work with in a 12 months dominated by Covid-19 and the 2020 presidential election.
Offered by the Polish Press Company (PAP) and GovTech, the competition provided 4 classes: Pretend Information Hunt, Reality Checking Problem, Enhance FakeHunter and Discover the Actual Supply of Pretend Information. In accordance with the foundations, factors have been scored by “reporting false data, getting ready a source-based evaluation and indicating the supply of false data.”
The competitors was open to any web person talking Polish or English. From the unique 2000+ entrants, greater than 100 individuals have been chosen to affix the competitors. The most important variety of entries took half within the “Pretend Information Hunt” class, during which the supplies have been submitted for verification by the competition’s jury. Somewhat than concentrate on efforts to reveal or appropriate a single story, factors amassed with any contestant’s general efforts.
The primary prize and PLN 15,000 (about $4,000) went to Aleksander Kogut, whereas second place and PLN 10,000 (about $2,700) went to Monika Lada and third prize of PLN 5,000 (about $1,300) was claimed by Przemyslaw Fajerski.
Created to fight pretend information through the contest interval, a particular browser plug-in allowed contestants to report probably false reviews. Any submitted information was verified by PAP consultants, and confirmed false reviews have been printed in a particular information service at fakehunter.pap.pl. Greater than 1,000 story submission have been flagged since spring, and greater than 600 of which turned out to be pretend information.
PAP now provided a brand new #FakeHunter Chatbot service, accessible through Fb Messenger, The AI-based instrument permits computerized verification of reports accuracy.
In mid-October, PAP activated a brand new #FakeHunter app. The Android- and iOS-compatible utility focuses on Covid-19 and allows cell system customers to trace down and report harmful or false claims.