Join the fight against fake news on the weekend of November 13-15
On these days, anyone can take part in the challenge of finding and verifying fake news on the web and recive rewards. Points can be scored for reporting false information, preparing a source-based analysis and pointing to source of false information.
Take the challenge and join us in the fight against fake news by creating a network without fake. Share information about fakes, participate in discussions, follow FakeHunter's profile and convince others to do so. It is also up to you what they read and how they react to this information.Sign up
What is fake news and why is it so dangerous?
In cyberspace, false information, popularly known as fakes, is appearing more and more often on a scale larger than you think. They pertain to many areas of life, consciously or without being misleading. Anyone can be a victim of disinformation or even fraud. Without realizing what fake news is and how powerful it is, we believe what we read and watch too easily. The time of the coronavirus pandemic has shown the importance of the fight against false information. People started to believe that 5G technology causes Covid-19 disease and cancer, vaccines cause autism, and wearing face masks can be dangerous to your health. The victims of information scams on the Internet are, among others, ordinary people, public figures, companies whose market value is destroyed due to fake news.We have plenty of examples of fake news!
The competition is open to all Internet users who speak Polish or English, regardless of age. The competition is open to teams of one to ten people, competing for 3 days and competing for attractive prizes.
The competition consists of 4 competitions:Fake news hunt
In this competition the number of entries entered into the FakeHunter system from the area of the thematic categories provided for in the competition, which the jury deems verifiable, is scored.
This competition is a combination of fake hunt competition with the verification of applications carried out by the competition participants, issuing verdicts and preparation of fact checking reports in accordance with the #FakeHunter system fact checking rules.
According to the 'Policy of corrections' of the system, participants of the competition can verify reports already published on the #FakeHunter website from the beginning of its existence and present alternative verdicts and sources.
This competition consists in tracing, using the available Internet and programming tools, the original, real source of the fake news, verified as fake news on the #FakeHunter website or by the jury, presenting evidence and materials proving it. By fake news we mean information or a claim that can be verified with facts. Competition is not subject to opinions.
See what we've already checked
Here you will find all verified information reported to us by Internet users. Find out what was real and what was wrong about the coronavirus, and use this source to rectify false information when you spot it.Discover
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