DLSU Troglodyte Wins the Break the Fake Hackathon Supported and Located in American Corner Manila, with Solution to Track Relationships Between Fake News Sites.
Break the Fake 1st-Place Winners, Carlos Nazareno, Dominic Ligot, Nikko Torcita (front center, left to right) with the judges, event organizers and sponsors Manila, Philippines - Five or so years ago, “fake news” was a term that no one used. Today, it’s no longer just a term, but a phenomenon, recognized as an urgent global problem and a threat to human life by world leaders and institutions. The rise of social media as the main source of news and information by most has made it easier for malicious figures and groups to spread false content, especially in tech-savvy Southeast Asia. This led a group of independent youth leaders and professionals in Manila, Philippines to start the “Break the Fake Movement” , an organization that aims to engage the public, especially the youth, through technology-driven media literacy events to combat fake news. “Fake news is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today. It will take the ingenuity of our youth, c