• XDS: Fake News

    WeWork Suntec Tower 5

    Despite efforts from governments and tech-giants the problem of fakes, cyber bullying and sensationalist news reigns strong. Online anonymity and obscurity of sources is a major factor that prevents accountability and fact checking. An expert in the fight against Fake News will join us for a technical showcase and debate, as we share ways to track the provenance of content online. Active contributions in the session will be instantly rewarded! To ensure you take home some goodies, come to the session prepared with suggestions for (scaleable) ideas to trace back to the first publicly available instance of a fake story. Even better if your suggestions include ways to track use and corruption of images/ new stories over time. Try you theories ahead of time - what is the first instance of this famously fake Diwali image you can find online (https://bit.ly/2Wa89CZ)? How would you scale and automate the process?