Local Chapter Challenge: Practice Your Skills Combating Misinformation with Data Science and AI
  • The Statement

Combating Misinformation with Data Science and AI

Challenge Started!

This Omdena Local Chapter Challenge runs for 8 weeks and is a unique experience to try and grow your skills in a collaborative and safe environment with a diverse mix of people from all over the world. 

You will work on solving a local problem, initiated by the Omdena Nepal Chapter.


The problem

Though there are many fact-checking organizations (eg: NepalCheck.Org , Nepal FactcheckSouth Asia CheckMedia Action Nepal) many fake news still spread in social media. The goal of the project is to provide a platform to allow individuals to check if a news content/ post is already fact-checked and identify it as fact or fake.


The goals

  • Source through different Nepali fact-check organizations to collect a dataset of verified fake news.
  • Carryout data processing and data analytics to understand the distribution of misinformation.
  • Apply Data Science, Data Engineering, and Machine Learning to develop an API to identify if a particular post has already been classified as misinformation.
  • Develop a front-end and host a platform to check if a post has already been classified as misinformation.


Why join? The uniqueness of Omdena Local Chapter Challenges

Omdena Local Chapter Challenges are not a competition or hackathon but a real-world project that will grow your experience to a new level.

A unique learning experience with the potential to make an impact through the outcome of the project. You will go through an entire data science project lifecycle. This covers problem scoping, data collection, and preparation, as well as modeling for deployment.

And the best part is that you will join the global and collaborative community of Omdena with tons of benefits to accelerate your career.


Read more on how Omdena´s Local Chapters work


First Omdena Local Chapter Challenge?

  • Beginner-friendly, but also welcomes experts

  • Education-focused

  • Open-source

  • Duration: 4 to 8 weeks

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