A New Meetup Of ‘Hacker-journalists’ Is Taking On Fake News

In the realm of #dctech, there are groups hacking everything from gerrymandering to diversity in tech industries, to neighborhood safety.

Fake news is next.

Hacks/Hackers DC is set to hold its first meetup on the topic next week, with a mix of journalists and technologists in the conversation.

Hacks/Hackers DC explains the partnership between media and tech in its group description, which reads, “Journalists call themselves “hacks,” someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds.”


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