In the “Fake News” era, nuance and neutrality are dead. Unfortunately, with the digitalization and social media there is an increase in the widespread news either factual or fake making the authenticity of the content questionable – readers need a better way to find the facts.
You Turn is committed to fact-check media content in a transparent and unbiased manner. Our goal is to give the audience the truth behind the news circulated in various social media outlets.
You Turn does not have any affiliations or favoritism towards any political, religious, or social slant in the news that’s published. We adhere to high Social Standards, Ethics, Virtue, and Quality.
How do we achieve it?
Technology: We use various tools like reverse image search, a key feature that helps find original image information, with which we check the source of the information – including the hosting website and date posted.
Data Journalism: Even though technology helps facilitate our goal, we strive for further validation. Our Journalist team actively looks for evidence to support the verified news before labeling it as either True, Fake, Misleading and Sarcasm. This final outcome is backed up by actual data that is either gathered by reaching out to the authentic sources or documents that can prove the same.
Why do we do what we do?
You Turn’s core belief is in social responsibility, to eradicate any impact of Fake News in society. We aim to give correct information to the people by working on each claim and back it up with substantial evidence of the outcome.
What do we check?
- Political fact-checking: Scrutinizing claims made by political parties, leaders and other persons in positions of authority across the political spectrum.
- Health and medicine: Fact check for evidence-based medicine & critiques misinformation in public health policies.
- Social media rumors: Debunking the misinformation and disinformation that circulates on social media.
- Mainstream media misinformation and bias: Examining inaccurate or misleading information disseminated by mainstream media, either inadvertently or with an objective of shaping public opinion.
How do we categorize fact-check articles?
|True symbol in an article says that the information claimed is completely true|
|Fake symbol denotes that the claimed information is completely false|
|Mix symbol indicates that the information claimed has a mix of both true and invalid data|
|Sarcasm symbol says that the claimed information was created/published/shared with sarcastic intention so the information need not be taken genuinely|
|Misleading symbol in an article states that the claimed information is misinforming|
The Team behind You Turn
We currently have a team of 10 members who are not a part of any political parties nor inclined towards any organizations.
Vignesh Kalidasan is the Founder of You Turn. He has a graduate degree in Information and Technology, currently pursuing a career as a data engineer who has tremendous experience in the field. His passion towards creating awareness to the public about “Fake News” and its widespread impact on the society gave birth to You Turn. He founded You Turn in the year of 2017 and his support to You Turn with his ideas to push it more into the people.
Iyan Karthikeyan is the Editor & Co-Founder of You Turn. He is an engineering graduate currently working as a Journalist. Iyan previously worked as a freelance journalist and editor of Munaivu.com. He is well versed in both technology and journalism skills. With a passion towards teaching, he trains fellow journalists and students about fighting fake news.
Sanmugaraja joined You Turn in May 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering. His role is to analyze and obtain valid proof for social media and other viral hoaxes, then write articles based on the evidence. In obtaining the proof for claims he also interviews people to verify the facts.
Joining as of May 2017, Kishore Kumar is currently working on an architectural thesis. He creates and edits memes for the fact-checked articles to easily reach our readers. He also assists with YouTube video edits.
Helan Priscilla joined You Turn in June of 2017 in support of the cause she believed in. She holds a Masters degree and volunteered to be part of the Research team. Her major role is to analyze social media posts and verify them. Helan also contributes to video editing and managing the company’s social media accounts.
Gowthami joined the You Turn team in April 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration. She currently researches and fact-checks hoaxes.
Submit a claim
- Visit our Contact Us page to update and submit claims.
- The claims to be fact-checked can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Claims can also be sent to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter inboxes.
Note: You Turn will check submitted claims and publish an article once we have enough proof. We will not publish articles if we do not find sufficient evidence to prove or disprove the claims. The facts mentioned in our article are always accompanied by a valid source.
We fact-check claims that require verification. All the reports published by us hold the proof links or source of the facts provided in the report. And the complete article is checked by our team before publishing it.
If you think it needs a correction in the article or needs any improvement in the explanation of the information, please let us know in the “Report Article” section which is available below each article.
You can also send us your complaints on our Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram page or email us at email@example.com.
We are open for corrections, suggestions, and feedback which is essential for our improvement.
Major corrections made in the article will be highlighted under the “Update” section.
The company is initially funded by Kalidasan, who believed that unbiased information is everyone’s right. Since the expenses are limited, our inflow is currently limited. Investment, the fund from the Company founders, inflow from our article and video views are the only source of our income. We also accept and greatly appreciate donations from anyone who believes in us and wants to be part of our journey.