The claim that the new coronavirus holds onto throat for four days before going down to the lungs and the virus can be prevented by gargling with salt, hot water and vinegar is false. There is no finding of its staying for four days and no evidence about the effect of vinegar, hot water and salt on the coronavirus.
The claim that the map prepared by John Hopkins University shows that the first case of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Turkey has appeared in Kayseri is false. The points in the map show the geographical centers of countries, not the locations of the cases.
The claim that the medicine, called Adutwumwaa Bitters, was created as the remedy to the Covid-19 is false. The expression, “coronavirus”, on this herbal product has been added to the image later. Also, the producer firm, called Adutwumwaa Herbal Industries Limited, denied the claim that they found the medicine for the virus.
The claim that the S-300s in the photo were shot by Turkish UCAVs (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) is false. All the photos date back. The photos with burning and damage show the wreckage resulting from the explosion of the S-300 missile which was tested in 2016 in Russia. The photo with two soldiers dates back to 2015.
The claim that UNICEF published a message about Covid-19 is false. UNICEF refuted the message by a statement. Also, many fact-checker platforms proved that the message hadn't been published by the UNICEF.
The claim that Italian Air Forces made an air show along with the voice of Luciano Pavarotti to cheer Italians up during their struggle with the epidemic is false. The video was recorded during the air show in Jesolo in Italy on 15 September 2019. The Covid-19 epidemic started in Italy in February 2020.
The claim that the video shows the march for the soldiers who lost their lives in Idlib is true. However, the march in the video was not in Ankara, İstanbul or Bursa. It was in Kayseri. Also, there is not the slogan, “Government, resign!” in the video.
As a social enterprise, Teyit aims to create a positive impact in society by producing content and conducting activities. The issue of social impact, which we frequently use in jargon of social enterprise, should be in the agenda of journalists as well.
It was claimed that Iranian Reza Parastesh, who is considered to be Messi’s doppelganger, seduced 23 women by impersonating the well-known footballer, Lionel Messi. These women, in return, allegedly sued Parastesh.
What would happen if Google would have introduced its transparency reports regarding political ads -which have been applied in several countries- also in Turkey? The fact that Google’s transparency reports are not covering Turkey makes it difficult to find out who conducted the propaganda activities during the electoral periods in Turkey.