Turkey’s Changemakers: Turkey’s first and only fact-checker
Doğruluk Payı (Share of Truth) is the fourth Changemaker of the 7th season of Sabanci Foundation’s “Turkey’s Changemakers” program, which shares “the extraordinary stories of unique people” who contribute to social development.
For the last year-and-a-half, the Doğruluk Payı group has analyzed statements and claims made by politicians and monitored the realization of election pledges. So far, it has examined 516 statements by 167 politicians, finding that only approximately 24 percent were accurate.
Most of the claims that Doğruluk Payı examined were in the fields of growth and employment, and it shares all its data with the public via social media and email.
Doğruluk Payı was founded by a group of young entrepreneurs based on their common concern about Turkey’s polarized political climate. It aimed to help voters access correct and unbiased information, showing both politicians and the public that political claims can be closely analyzed on the basis of accuracy. The group’s work is more important than ever at times of extreme political discourse during election campaigns.
Visit Doğruluk Payı’s website: http://www.dogrulukpayi.com/