It was claimed in a photo which was shared on social media and sent to teyit.org that the golden piano in the room where Queen Elizabeth made the Christmas speech was stolen from Saddam Hussein’s palace after the Iraq War, and that the Queen spoke in front of the piano intentionally.Nevertheless, the claim that the piano seen behind Queen Elizabeth was brought to Buckingham Palace from Saddam Hussein’s palace after the Iraq War is false. Queen Victoria had the piano built for Buckingham Palace in 1856. The claim was first made by a parody account.
It was claimed in a news article of Anadolu Agency dated December 7, 2018 that two high-school students named Emirhan Belli and Serkan Aslan achieved going on to semi-final in Google Science Fair with their project which aims to produce bioplastic from leftover vegetables and fruits. However, none of the finalists or winners for the 2018-2019 Google Science Fair have been selected yet and the global finalists will be announced in May 2019.
Some posts compared the gasoline prices and gasoline taxes in Turkey with those in other countries. As teyit org, we analyzed several claims about purchasing power and taxation which were sent to us and shared widely on social media.
The Council of Europe published a report titled “Information Disorder: Toward an Interdisciplinary Framework for Research and Policy Making” on September 27, 2017. The report prepared by Claire Wardle and Hossein Derakhshan is a result of the quest to offer a more nuanced perspective to the problem of information pollution which has been reduced to “fake news” concept.