Announcing the #hackislamophobia Challenge at Technica — 1st Place Wins $5,000
Technology platforms are increasingly being used by malicious non-state and state actors to promote hate speech and incite violence against minorities.
From pundits repeating conspiracy theories about Muslims to game search engines, to violent extremists posting livestream links on image boards like 8kun before committing a mass shooting, to regimes looking the other way while radical groups incite ethnic cleansing via encrypted chats like WhatsApp, Islamophobia has increasingly become weaponized through technology platforms.
America Indivisible and Fifth Tribe are looking for bold solutions to use technology as a force for good. The #hackislamophobia challenge is looking for the best idea for digital platforms that either track, analyze, or actively combat Islamophobic hate speech and advocacy online.
- 1st place: $5,000
- 2nd place: $3,000
- 3rd place: $1,000