Local Students Compete at This Year's Hacking 4 Humanity

March 30, 2023

The Collaboratory Against Hate was happy to join groups from Duquesne, Pitt, and CMU in co-hosting Hacking 4 Humanity, a tech and policy hackathon this year focusing on addressing online hate. Student groups from Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University presented projects ranging from social media user interface design changes to new ratings of the health of discussion in online platforms. Congratulations to the winning teams that proposed new policy frameworks for victims of deepfake pornography, “Protecting Victims of Hateful, Non-consensual Deepfake Pornography (NDP)” by team MERD NERDS: Myles Cramer, Ryan Druffner, Emmaline Rial, and Dan Rudy (University of Pittsburgh) and a browser extension to evaluate hate in YouTube videos, “SpeechWatch Video Browser Extension” by Mihir Dhamankar (Carnegie Mellon University)!

Find more information here.

Hacking4Humanity is a collaborative effort from the following organizations at Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University:

The Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law

Pitt Cyber: The Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security

The Sara Fine Institute

The Collaboratory Against Hate Research Group

The Center for Informed Democracy and Social-cybersecurity Research Group

Join the effort.