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Information Disorder Prize Competition: Final Pitch Event

Join the Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub and Commission on Information Disorder for the virtual pitch final event of the Information Disorder Prize Competition.

The prize competition, announced in November, seeks to fund unique and innovative projects that make meaningful progress towards ending information disorder, in direct connection to one or more of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder’s 15 recommendations for government, industry, and civil society.

The semi-finalist teams to present are: 

  • Alterea, Inc.: “Agents of Influence,” a spy-themed media literacy video game for middle- and high-school students. Team members: Anahita Dalmia, Jasper McEvoy, Alex Walter
  • RadiTube: “RadiTube: Narrative Detection and Analysis for YouTube,” an automatic detection and tracing tool for harmful narratives spread through YouTube videos. Team members: Cameron Ballard, Bernhard Lenger, Erik Van Zummeren
  • Ranking Digital Rights at New America: “Treating Information Disorder by Making Online Ads Accountable,” a set of sample policies to make the online ad economy more transparent and accountable. Team members: Nathalie Maréchal, Anna Lee Nabors, Zak Rogoff, Alex Rochefort 
  • Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University: “Detection Tool for Misinformation Superspreaders,” an open-source public tool to identify misinformation superspreaders. Team members: Filippo Menczer, Rachith Aiyappa, John Bryden, Matt DeVerna

Following the project presentations, judges Chris Krebs, Amanda Zamora, and Deb Roy of the Commission on Information Disorder will select one grand winner for the $75,000 grand prize.

Event information
Tue May 3, 2022
10:30am - 12:00pm PDT