Want to compete?

There are TWO DAYS left to submit the written description of your solution in order to be eligible for the Fact Checking Speed Test! Be sure you enter before 11:59pm EST on November 6! 

You CAN continue to iterate on and develop your soultion throughout the testing period. 

Get a feel for the brilliant minds tackling this problem by checking out the list of innovators and entries as they come in.


What do I need to know about the Fact Checking Speed Test?

  1. What: A real time race to check the truth behind stated claims. Innovators will receive a series of quizzes (consisting of multiple claims) in which they must use their automated solution to determine the truth (and assign a “truth rating” if elected) to each claim in the quiz, and submit their answers in the fastest time possible while achieving at least 80% accuracy over the course of the competition. Be sure you review the challenge guidelines for full details.
  2. When: November 7 to December 9 2016
    1. One practice quiz will be released at 10am EST on Wednesday November 9th. 
    2. The first official quiz (this one's for real!) will be released at 3pm EST on Thursday November 10th.
    3. The schedule for the remainder of the testing period will be released next week.
  3. Who: You! Anyone who enters the written description of their solution prior to 11:59pm EDT on November 6th can compete.


Can you tell me anything else?

Your fellow innovators have been asking lots of questions and we want to share the answers with you:

  • Q: For verification of quotes, will quote always be given in quotation marks? For this claim type, is there any specific template?
  • A: Correct, quotes will always be given in quotation marks. There is no specific template, but have a look at the practice claims for a few examples.


  • Q: For verification of quotes, are we checking whether given claim is the exact quote? What will happen, if it is a paraphrase of the quote?
  • A: here may or may not be paraphrased quotes. If there are, a paraphrased quote will look the same as a normal verification quote. You must determine whether it is paraphrased, and whether the paraphrase changes its meaning and moves it from one of the ratings into another.


  • Q: In verification of quote, do we need to fact-check the given claim (quote)? 
  • A: No, the claim made by the person who is quoted can be incorrect. You are to verify the source of the quote (e.g., did Donald Trump say that), the accuracy of the quote (e.g., is that the exact thing he said), and a source for the quote.

Anything not answered for you? Post your question in the forum!


Best of luck!