teyit.org allows citizens and non-governmental organizations using the internet as their primary source of news to learn which information is right and which is wrong on online platforms. teyit.org aims to give a critical thinking habit and to increase the new media literacy.
The EJN met with journalists from the Turkish fact checking and online news verification initiative teyit.org on February 20th in London as part of the organisation’s study visit to the UK. Teyit.org operates as an online reference portal in Turkish and English scanning, selecting, checking, analysing, archiving and publishing information on questionable content particularly during the situations of crisis when there is a massive spread of unverified/false information and biased content.
Teyit.org aims to provide unbiased, accurate and verified news and information in crisis situations, both in English and Turkish and therefore contributed to preventing the spread of hoax news in time of crisis.