Fox TV anchor İsmail Küçükkaya leads Turkish speakers in a free 10-day WhatsApp course designed by MediaWise.

The daily 5-minute lessons include simple, yet practical, techniques designed to improve digital engagement and awareness. By the end of the course, learners will be able to identify and explain different types of misinformation, and practice techniques professional fact-checkers use for verification.

MediaWise partnered with the Faculty of Communication at to customize and localize the educational content. Serving in dual roles, Istanbul Bilgi University will also study the efficacy of the WhatsApp course. BİLGİ was established in 1996 under the principle of learning not for school, but for life. With more than 150 programs for associate, undergraduate and graduate students, the university works to find ways to enlighten people, especially vulnerable portions of the population, on how to distinguish truth from falsity.

BİLGİ collaborated with Turkish fact-checking organizations and . As Turkeyֱs first fact-checking organization, Doğruluk Payı aims to advance Turkeyֱs socio-economic literacy and fight misinformation. Teyit aims to make critical thinking a shared value by analyzing suspicious information and conducting educational activities to improve critical digital literacy skills.

Küçükkaya joins this educational effort as a MediaWise Ambassador. He walks learners through the daily WhatsApp message, question and video. Participants must respond to the question to guarantee a lesson the next day.


  • İsmail Küçükkaya
    Anchorman, FOX Çalar Saat (Turkey)
    İsmail Küçükkaya, born in Kütahya Simav in 1972, completed his university education at Gazi University Journalism Department. Küçükkaya started his journalism career in 1991 as...
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  • Vanya Tsvetkova
    Former Interactive Learning Designer, MediaWise
    Vanya Tsvetkova develops curricula in various formats to teach fact-checking and media literacy skills to audiences of all ages in the U.S. and abroad. Vanya...
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  • Miriam Valverde
    Deputy Editor, PolitiFact
    Miriam Valverde is a deputy editor at PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked claims about immigration, public policy, and COVID-19 as a PolitiFact staff writer. Miriam led...
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  • Brittani Kollar
    Deputy Director, MediaWise
    Brittani Kollar is the deputy director of MediaWise, ֱֱs digital media literacy project that teaches people of all ages how to spot misinformation online. As...
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  • Alex Mahadevan
    Director, MediaWise
    Alex Mahadevan is director of MediaWise, ֱֱs digital media literacy project that teaches people of all ages how to spot misinformation online. As director, Alex...
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