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Break The Fake Hackathon 2019 Kuala Lumpur


Break The Fake Hackathon 2019 Kuala Lumpur

13 July 2019 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Break the Fake Hackathon 2019 – Kuala Lumpur

Break the Fake Hackathon – Addressing the Asian Struggle Against Fake News and Disinformation through Technology

Take the challenge! Join the Break the Fake Hackathon 2019 and build Digital solutions (website, web app, mobile app, etc.) to fight this pressing issue of fake news and disinformation.

Break the Fake Hackathon 2019 aims to explore the best innovations and creative ideas that address this global issue, with the goal of unifying different efforts on addressing fake news and possibly funding some of the best ideas.

The Hackathon is made possible through the YSEALI Seeds of the Future 2019. The YSEALI Seeds for the Future program, now celebrating its fifth year, is sponsored by U.S. Department of State and is funded through a grant from the U.S. Mission to ASEAN. This is the third year Cultural Vistas will administer the program.


Some examples of innovations we’re looking for are:

  • Platform database of all anti-fake news organisations
  • Online database of fake news sites
  • Anti-Fake News Content Portal
  • Crowdsourced Mobile App that identifies whether a news content is true or not

It can also be very niche-based or industry specific. Examples are:

  • Responsive app that identifies whether an applicant’s credentials are true or not
  • A mapping tool that maps traffic sources of a social sentiment in an online platform

Eligible Participants

We’re looking for innovative and experienced minds who has what it takes to make something great. Join us and let’s hack against fake news and disinformation.

The Hackathon is open to Professionals (startup teams, corporate-employed or freelance) and/or students with a background in Mobile App Development, Business Development and Marketing. Individuals who apply must be 18 years old and above

How to join?

Break the Fake Hackathon is intended as a team competition. Teams should be composed of 3 people.

Registration: Participants may either register as a pre-formed team or as individuals looking for teammates.

Registration Page: Register yourself or your team on the Eventbrite ticket link – () or in the website (

Screening and Selection: The organizers will be selecting up to 15 teams based on the information provided in the application. The selected teams will be notified through email and will be qualified to join the Break the Fake Hackathon Proper.


The hackathon will be launched online, and all selected teams will present during the local demo day. All team members should be present during the Local Demo Day in their respective cities.

Submission – all projects must be submitted in Break the Fake’s account, with a link to GitHub project.

Teams are required to present working prototypes during designated presentation and judging time.

All output of the teams including codes/designs created during Break the Fake Hackathon 2019 will be owned by the participants. If the organizers find interest in the solutions, the organizers will contact the participants for a possible engagement.


1st place: 800 MYR, flight and accommodation in Manila for a chance to compete in Break the Fake Grand Hackathon and win as much as USD 2000, and 3 months Hot-desking at MaGIC Co-Working Space Cyberjaya (Value worth RM 3,600.00 ; 2 seats/ team)
2nd place: 400 MYR, and 3 months Hot-desking at MaGIC Co-Working Space Cyberjaya (Value worth RM 3,600.00 ; 2 seats/ team)
3rd place: 400 MYR, and 3 months Hot-desking at MaGIC Co-Working Space Cyberjaya (Value worth RM 3,600.00 ; 2 seats/ team)


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