Fact-Check Timor-Leste is an impartial initiative that aims to verify public statements and media reports. Claims will be fact checked for accuracy using credible data and information.
The fact-checking service will operate according to the strict principles of impartiality, transparency and accuracy.
Fact-Check Timor-Leste will issue timely reports and statements on the accuracy or truthfulness of various claims and statements.
- Become an independent and dynamic organization that actively participates in enlightening and developing the ability of the public to think critically.
- Increase public awareness of the dangers of hoaxes, hate speech, and provocation
- Creating an active, peaceful and prosperous society.
- Cooperating with other parties in efforts to combat hoaxes and expressions of hatred.
- Develop a strong, credible and accountable organization to achieve its goals
- Combining all positive social aspects to create an educated and anti-hoax society.
STOP HOAX as an Online Fact-Checking program in Timor-Leste which was established in January 2020.
The aim of STOP HOAX Timor-Leste is to provide training for journalists on how to do Fact-Checking, and also to activate them as digital literacy partners.
STOP HOAX Timor-Leste will also provide training to young people and housewives to know the dangers of hoaxes, efforts to stop spreading hoaxes, and there is skill to verify facts in a simple way.
By equipping them with the ability to verify the facts, it is hoped that these targets can protect themselves and protect their families from the dangers of the hoax.
STOP: See, Talk, Observe, and Prevent/Publish
Sophisticated information technology does not bring a more calm life but makes our social life disrupted because of the rise of hoaxes. Not something that can be easily eradicated, the target of his attack targeting almost all circles.
There is only one word; against (Contra) but how to against?
We have enough tools and little knowledge to fight hoax information that is spread on social media.
Become an anti-hoax hero
Be an anti-hoax hero by using social media wisely, always checking and re-checking the truth of information, spreading and creating positive content and helping to clarify the truth of hoax content.
Responsible for the Timor-Leste Fact-Check website are Raimundos Oki and Armindo de Jesus. This website is managed by Raimundos Oki, Armindo de Jesus who has received basic training on the Online Fact-Checking and Verification method from the Google News Initiative in Singapore in 2018 and 2019.
Raimundos Oki was a full time journalist from 2009 to 2018, and from 2018 until now as a Freelance Journalist and contributor to The Associated Press (AP), Jiji Press, and TEMPO correspondent journalist, in Dili, Timor-Leste.
Raimundos Oki has participated in the Online Fact-Checking training twice (2018 - 2019) provided by the Google News Initiative at the Google Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore on how to use several tools to combat disinformation and misinformation, especially false information spread on social media platforms.
Armindo de Jesus is an IT Expert for a long time, and has a lot of experience working with UN missions in Timor-Leste, and also in Africa.