Announcing FACT-CHAMP: Convergence Accelerator 2021 Awardee

We are delighted to announce that our project, FACT-CHAMP, was awarded the NSF Convergence Accelerator’s 2021 Cohort Phase I Award! FACT CHAMP (Fact-checker, Academic, and Community Collaboration Tools) is a vital initiative addressing online misinformation and racially targeted hate speech, led by fact-checking non-profit Meedan. By fostering collaboration among fact-checkers, non-profits, researchers, and community leaders, particularly from minority groups, FACT CHAMP aims to curb misinformation and reduce hate speech. The platform facilitates secure sharing of misinformation data and research challenges, bridging the gap between academia and practice. The multidisciplinary approach, combining social science and computer science research, demonstrates a commitment to addressing the complex challenges of misinformation. The RIET lab is excited to be part of this innovative project and dedicated to creating a positive societal impact!