Exploring Turkey’s disinformation ecosystem

Akın Ünver (OII DPIR, Kadir Has University) , Afşin Yurdakul (Haberturk News Network) , Ezgi Basaran (St Antony's College, Oxford)
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16:00 - 18:30
St Antony's College - Zoom Webinar
(European Studies Centre)
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Zoom Webinar

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Lectures and seminars
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The webinar will focus on the findings of a recently-completed research project on Turkey’s digital media ecosystem carried out by EDAM, one of the leading independent think-tanks in Turkey. The project has provided a detailed analysis of Turkey’s digital media ecosystem. Turkey has more than 70% internet penetration. Despite restrictions, Turkey ranks among the most active countries in terms of using social media for political communication purposes. Successive crises, such as the failed coup attempt in July 2016, terrorist attacks, elections, and protests have been heavily ‘digitally mediated’. Yet, as per the 2018 Reuters Institute Digital News Report, Turkey is also one of the most vulnerable countries to disinformation, bot usage, and cyber-attacks. EDAM’s study provides the first detailed mapping of the digital media ecosystem, including disinformation, fact-checkers and implications for the journalism, including regulatory suggestions.