Can you hack a STRATCOM hackathon?

The NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence in Riga (STRATCOMCOE) is inviting white-hat hackers to participate in a 'hackathon' aimed at weeding out fake news stories.

A release on STRATCOMCOE's website has announced the "fake news challenge hackathon" with up to 30 places available for people with bright ideas about how to identify and counter fake news.

"The aim of this hackathon is to become a place where [the] technology industry and media’s top thinkers seek new ways to preserve the trustworthiness of online media," STRATCOMCOE says.

Coders, statisticians, web designers and journalists are invited to to take part in this hackathon. The deadline to apply is April 24. The hackathon itself will take place on May 13.

The prize is a slap-up dinner at a future STRATCOMCOE event.

You can listen to our recent interview with STRATCOMCOE's director, Janis Sarts, HERE.

 

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