1. Combating Disinformation: It is a well-known and accepted fact that traditional media has left its place in internet journalism. This change has many advantages in terms of the democratization of journalism and the development of instant and on-the-spot journalism, however, this also creates a channel that is extremely open to information pollution and disinformation. The individual, who once is in the position of “watcher” or “reader” in traditional media, is in the position of a content producer today. The situation, which was thought to provide “democratization” in all levels of society in the first half of the 2000s, unfortunately, placed the danger of disinformation at the center of social life. The manipulation of the truth or the presentation of completely unrealistic fiction under the title of news has caused the era to be called “post-truth”.
Based on this fact, Bosphorus Global has designated “verification” activities as one of its major areas of work since 2015 and has taken initiatives to protect the public’s right to have “accurate information”. In this context, Bosphorus Global established the “Fact Checking Türkiye” website and social media account, which is Türkiye’s first verification channel for the international press.
For foreign press news corrected/verified by Fact Checking Türkiye project, click here!
In addition, the verification project named “Doğrusu Ne?” (What’s Right?), which is created with the experience and knowledge of our institution in the field of verification, has been broadcasted after the main news on TRT 1 channel for a 5-year-row.
Bosphorus Global successfully fulfils its mission of correcting the fake news and conveying the correct information on the social media with the Twitter account of “Günün Yalanları” (Daily Lies) and its website.