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FakeHunter Challenge!

Join the FakeHunters!

Not everything you read or hear in the media is true! You’re suspecting that an information you found on the internet is fake news? Report it at www.fakehunter.pap.pl

The plan is simple, on the weekend of the 13-15 of November, we are organising a challenge, which anyone can join – to research and verify information on the internet. Your participation in the fight with fake news on the internet will be rewarded. You can receive points for every reported fake information, for preparing a report verifying facts based on reliable sources or for reporting sources reporting fake news.

“A Lie can run round the world before the Truth has got its boots on”

Almost every day, new information appears on the internet, which creates chaos and evokes an entire spectrum of emotions, fuelling “discussions” filled with hate. At first glance these informations are reliable, it is only after a while that sensible people will start asking after the source and verify the truthfulness of that (dis)information. Unfortunately, harm has already been caused. It is much easier to throw in a lie and make people believe in it, than to correct it.

Fake news is a dangerous tool, because it’s very efficient and easy to use. It is sufficient to have an idea and often basic knowledge of graphic softwares, the rest will be done by random people who are keen, and are often unaware of it, to propagate lies. Believe us, there is no shortage of people on either side of the proverbial barricade.

Let us not be those people! Let us not be part of the problem.

It depends on us, users of the internet and recipients of information, whether fake news will be “accepted”. Let us be conscious recipients, we shouldn’t believe in everything that we read and watch, let’s critically verify information from the very beginning. Especially information which is presented in an odd way and for some reason looks “appetizing”, which we want to share because it suits our views in every way.

The best way to fight with fake news is for it to be detected by as many people and as early on as possible. It is the only way to limit the “range of radiation” of fake news.

Celebrities about fake News in the TV programme “Pytanie na Śniadanie”.

Just before the start of the campaign, in Friday’s “pytanie na śniadanie” programme, the representatives of artistic and media industries, will share their drastic experiences with fake news. The problem of fake news concerns them, often even personally.

We invite you to watch the programme with Edyta Herbuś, Agnieszka Kaczorowska and experts on Friday the 13th of November.

The campaign FakeHunter Challenge was joined by:

Foreign Policy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHVBqr15OnE

Gamer ZIO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lg4XpGtYzY&t=203s

We also encourage you to observe ZIO, Edyta Herbuś and Agnieszka Kaczorowska on Instagram.

The campaign against Fake News was created thanks to the collaboration of:
Polska Agencjia Prasowa https://fakehunter.pap.pl/
GovTech https://www.govtechfestival.com/
Foundation State of Poland and
Foundation PFR https://fundacjapfr.pl/

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