Publications

Since the day of our foundation, we have been creating and supporting publications about the misinformation problem and working to create literature in Turkish. All our publications are downloadable and are free.

Data Detox x Youth

Data Detox x Youth is an activity book to help young people take control of their tech. This interactive toolkit encourages young people to think about different aspects of their digital lives, from their social media profiles to their passwords, with simple activities for reflection and play.

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Conspiracy theories harm society in various ways. The Conspiracy Theory Handbook helps you understand why conspiracy theories are so popular, explains how to identify the characteristics of conspiracy-oriented thinking, and offers effective debunking strategies to minimize these harmful effects.

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The misinformation ranges from old news that was initially considered true and spread in good faith, to misleading half-truths, and even to completely fabricated disinformation that is deliberately spread to mislead people. This guide provides insights into how to best debunk misinformation.

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In July 2020, the tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan decimated into a new war in September, creating a crisis environment in which misinformation circulated on social media and the Internet. In this report, we shared our insights in light of the fact-checking pieces published by Teyit on the issue. This report, which emerged as a result of the 44-day conflict, can be seen as a guide for the misinformation ecosystem on the Internet.

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This handbook covers social media accounts, bots, closed messaging applications, information operations, deepfakes, disinformation, and other forms of media manipulation. The Verification Handbook for Disinformation and Media Manipulation, which is the first resource prepared within this framework, is a continuation of the first part of the Verification Handbook and the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting that followed it.

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Our psychology is what affects whether corrections work, what we should teach in media literacy courses, and are vulnerable to misinformation in the first place. First Draft's Tommy Shane lists the major psychological concepts in this series, translated into Turkish by Teyit.

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The research report titled "Information Disorder in Times of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Misinformation, News Consumption and Fact-Checking in Turkey," conducted in cooperation with Tandans Data Science Consulting investigated how the information ecosystem in Turkey was affected by the pandemic. As a result of the study conducted with 1025 internet users selected by using random sampling representative of the population in Turkey, we aimed to understand how our impressions and experiences coincide with the participants' responses.

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Teyit's "Sahte Haber Karnesi: Yerel Seçimler 2019" report, which analyzed false news that emerged on the Internet before and after the local elections on March 31, 2019, reveals the circulation, frequency, timing, and engagement of false information on the Internet.

The report, which was prepared by analyzing the news websites where 33 news originated, offers data about from which social media platform these fake news spread, which news websites produce false news, and how false information spread on different media channels.

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The first insight report on suspicious content gathered from users for Teyit's first year was published in 2017 with the title "What do we suspect on the Internet?" The report was prepared with 7628 message data that followers sent, indicating that they were not sure about the accuracy, or thought it was false and wanted to know the truth.

The report prepared by Teyit editors' one-year-long experience provides a very important insight for non-governmental organizations that work in this field, public institutes, international organizations, media organizations, and every organization that uses the Internet as a part of their communication strategy.

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The second edition of the Verification Handbook, which was translated into Turkish by the Teyit team and its volunteers in 2017, explains how professionals doing in-depth research can use digital tools for verification purposes.

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The Verification Handbook, which was translated into Turkish in 2015 with Mehmet Atakan Foça's editorship and Korsan Parti's leadership, contains information about how to fact-check in times of crisis for journalists, fieldworkers, and social media users.

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