To counter fake news, here’s TruthBuzz challenge with $10,000 overall prize

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has announced TruthBuzz, a new challenge aimed at coming up with innovative solutions for identifying and then stemming the spread of fake news.

Because it has been known that fake news spreads faster than real facts – mainly via social media as well as offline -, the TruthBuzz challenge also “aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience.”

(TOP: A screenshot of the TruthBuzz video promo on YouTube).  

“We want your creative solutions for taking fact-checking beyond long-form explanations and bullet points. We’re looking for ideas — from everyone, not just journalists — that turn fact-checking into engaging, visual and interactive stories that are instantly understandable and shareable,” states ICFJ

Entries to the TruthBuzz challenge need to be submitted in any digital format and in all languages.

The application deadline is June 30, 2017 and the first-place winner will receive a cash prize of US $10,000.

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