#Fakehunter - world’s largest anti-infodemic system has launched

#Fakehunter - world’s largest anti-infodemic system has launched
#FakeHunter web application.
Autor snímku PAP

The Polish Press Agency and GovTech Polska (Polish Prime Minister’s Office) have released the #FakeHunter web application – a new tool to combat disinformation about COVID-19.

On the 11th of March, the World Health Organisation has designated the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) a global pandemic. Following in the wake of this announcement was another epidemic – that of misleading information, also known as “infodemic”. This combination of real and false information causes widespread panic and confusion among the population and prevents legitimate advice from reaching the wider audience. 

During this time of crisis, societies are particularly vulnerable to such misinformation. False reports about the virus-inflicted COVID-19 disease are often repeated on social media and even by reputable news outlets. The lives of millions of people and further existence of an untold number of businesses rely often on their ability to access verified information from reliable news sources. 

This is why the Polish Press Agency (PAP) and the GovTech Polska Programme – a cross-ministerial task force operating in the Prime Minister’s Office – have launched the #FakeHunter project – a community-based system for verification of online resources. The goal of the system is to create a quick, user-friendly and error-free way of denouncing false claims surrounding SARS-CoV-2. The tool relies on a web application, through which all internet-users can submit a passage they wish to verify. This input is then redirected to community leaders and expert misinformation fighters who ensure the user receives feedback within 24 hours. The verdict, alongside the expert commentary and relevant sources is then automatically published on the project’s website (fakehunter.pap.pl) and its social media accounts for everyone to see. 

Following a dedicated recruitment campaign, over 300 volunteers have joined the ranks of the FakeHunters. Most have already been trained on how to quickly assess the validity of online claims and use the system correctly. Together with the PAP team of experts they will now begin to verify the user-supplied information related to the coronavirus. The system is entirely open – we think of it as a first step in the project’s development. – Wojciech Surmacz, President of the Board of PAP. 

#FakeHunter is a bold step in the struggle against disinformation. The project’s aim is to fight against a common enemy at the time of this infodemic. We invite all journalists, Internet-users and misinformation-haters to fight this common threat together – Justyna Orłowska, Prime Minister’s High Representative for Government Technology. 

The plugin can be downloaded and installed from the project’s landing page - https://fakehunter.pap.pl/ and its code will be made open-source in the future. 

The Project´s Partners

The project’s partners include www.Demagog.pl, DO OK, Objectivity and Amazon Web Services. 

The Polish Press Agency is Poland’s largest news agency. It gathers, processes and releases objective news as seen from many perspectives from Poland and abroad. 250 journalists and 40 photojournalists work 24 hours a day 7 days a week to populate the Agency’s portals with information later used by media outlets, government institutions, businesses and individuals. 

The GovTech Polska Programme is a multidepartmental task force operating in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland and reporting to the Prime Minister. The Programme is responsible for coordinating strategic cross-ministerial projects that pertain to innovation, emerging technologies and digitisation. Its goal is to foster the development of the modern State together with outside innovators – entrepreneurs, start-ups, the scientific community and the citizens themselves. The Programme gathers around it a community of innovators dedicated to jointly contribute to the cause of building a modern, fully digital Poland.



Ochrana proti spamu. Napište prosím číslo dvacet-čtyři:

  • Captcha Image

Diskuze k článku

Celkem 0 příspěvků v diskuzi

Canoeist Luka Božič wins in Tacen

Canoeist Luka Božič wins in Tacen

Slovenian canoeist Luka Božič won a World Cup event in Tacen 2020 in what is his second World Cup victory. Because of coronavirus, the competition was not as strong as it... celý článek

Ceneri Base Tunnel

In the Whirl of Wet Adventures


Prohlédněte si chaty k pronájmu a ubytování.
Ubytovaní Velký Meder vám nabízí tu nejlepší letní dovolenou.
Cestovní pojištění od Porovnej24.cz

Nejčtenější články

Jewish Heritage in Czechia

Jewish Heritage in Czechia

The Czech Republic is a country with a very rich spiritual tradition. For more than a millennium, the country has been building on a Christian tradition, and the Jewish tradition and culture has also
Canoeist Luka Božič wins in Tacen

Canoeist Luka Božič wins in Tacen

Slovenian canoeist Luka Božič won a World Cup event in Tacen 2020 in what is his second World Cup victory. Because of coronavirus, the competition was not as strong as it

Kalendář akcí Zobrazit všechny akce

Mezinárodní festival outdoorových filmů Ostrava 10.-30.10. 10.10.
Mezinárodní festival outdoorových filmů Nová Baňa, Vatra 19.10.-11.11. 19.10.
Festival dokumentárních filmů Jihlava 27.10.-1.11. 27.10.
ILTM Asia - veletrh Čína, Šanghaj 28.-30.10. Luxusní cestování 28.10.
Mezinárodní festival outdoorových filmů Řapiště, U Máně 29.10.-15.11. 29.10. 18:00
Mezinárodní festival outdoorových filmů Polsko, Cieszyn, Oranzeria 30.10.-19.11. 30.10.
Mezinárodní festival outdoorových filmů Modra, Mier 30.-31.10. 30.10.
Mezinárodní festival outdoorových filmů Litomyšl, Kotelna 1.-3.11. 1.11.
Mezinárodní festival outdoorových filmů Děčín, Sněžník 2.-4.11. 2.11.
Mezinárodní festival outdoorových filmů Praha, Městská knihovna, Kayak Beach Bar, Za plotem 3.11.-4.12, 3.11.


Kontakty z mobilu Horydoly , 24.10.2020 22:18, 8 příspěvků
Hodinky Honor watch gs pro Horydoly , 24.10.2020 22:14, 8 příspěvků
Hodinky Honor watch gs pro Pavel, 24.10.2020 6:39, 8 příspěvků
Sexuální problém David, 24.10.2020 1:46, 9 příspěvků
Gratulki k přežití Skiák, 23.10.2020 13:25, 1 příspěvek
Komfort nošení Kuba Turek, 22.10.2020 12:24, 8 příspěvků
Bolesti Jitka, 22.10.2020 12:00, 22 příspěvků
Hodinky zničené? Kuba Turek, 22.10.2020 11:25, 8 příspěvků
Komfort nošení Petr Š., 22.10.2020 9:59, 8 příspěvků
Kontakty z mobilu Milda, 22.10.2020 9:58, 8 příspěvků

Fórum Zobrazit všechny příspěvky

Re: Výlov Hostivický rybník Kuba Turek, 27.10.2020 17:30
Výlov Hostivický rybník? Horydoly , 27.10.2020 17:30
Играть в казино онлайн RodneyNuh RodneyNuh, 27.10.2020 17:28
Re: Střední Čechy - cyklo... Horydoly , 26.10.2020 13:10
Strategie rozvoje Krkonoš Horydoly , 26.10.2020 13:03
Skialpinistická zácpa na ... Horydoly , 26.10.2020 11:24
HP TRONIC pomůže s trasov... Horydoly Open, 21.10.2020 16:39
Muži s hlubokým hlasem js... Horydoly , 20.10.2020 1:18