Tech for Good: Dark Ads Hackathon

Targeted ads are visible only to those to whom they are directed, so how can we determine whether they are predatory, discriminatory, false or misleading?

Join the Dark Ads Hackathon to help provide transparency in online advertising.

We invite you to explore recently acquired sets of ads to reveal how they are targeted to particular demographic categories.

Be part of developing innovative approaches and tools for holding social media advertisers accountable.

Work with experts in consumer advocacy including: Thoughtworks, The Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE), CHOICE, The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), and Consumer Policy Research Center (CPRC).

Event schedule

  • Wednesday 28 September: 3pm – 7pm
  • Thursday 29 September: 9am – 5.30pm
  • Friday 30 September: 9am – 6.30pm

To view the event program and learn about the speakers, visit the Dark Ads Hackathon webpage.

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