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Contact emailCountryWebsiteCriterion 1a - OrganizationCriterion 1b - OrganizationCriterion 2a - Nonpartisanship and fairnessCriterion 2b - Nonpartisanship and fairnessCriterion 3 - Transparency of sources
Criterion 4a - Transparency of funding & organization
Criterion 4b - Transparency of funding & organization
Criterion 4c - Transparency of funding & organization
Criterion 5a - Transparency of methodology
Criterion 5b - Transparency of methodology
Criterion 6a - Open & honest corrections policy
Criterion 6b - Open & honest corrections policy
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2/15/2017 16:54:28Aos FatosTai Nalon
tainalon@aosfatos.org
Brazil
aosfatos.org
Aos Fatos is a journalistic company trading name. It is registered under the CNPJ 22.408.117/0001-41 as a micro enterprise and its main activity, due to the absence of another legal term, is editing magazines and newspapers. https://aosfatos.org/noticias/In September, we launched a most acclaimed live-fact-checking aggregator due to Rio and São Paulo's mayoral elections. It can be seen in https://aosfatos.org/especiais/eleicoes-2016/ and is an easy way to show as many factchecks as possible regarding all of the competitors at that time. We constinuously fact-check other politicians and it can be found here: https://aosfatos.org/noticias/. Our main concern is not only provide a regular fact-checking service, but also invest in didactic, visually attractive and journalistically relevant content.All members of our team have a small profile on our website: https://aosfatos.org/nossa-equipe/. All of them are experienced journalists that are used to follow a strict code of ethics. In order to be admitted to Aos Fatos's team, our journalists verbally agree not to manifest themselves on social media towards any political preferences, either candidates or parties. They are also informed that they can't freelance at organisations that are related to political parties while working for Aos Fatos. It also means that, as we choose our fact-checkers, it is essencial that he or she are not formally engaged in any official or unofficial political activities. They, for instance, can't be affiliated with any political party. If otherwise our journalists choose to go against that requisites, they will be immediately removed from their positions.

Our journalists are free, however, to express critical thought on social media and any other media platforms if their subjects are related to fact-checking and journalism, as well as themes Aos Fatos stand up for: open data, transparency and accountability.

Aos Fatos exhorts our readers and journalists to distinguish political matters from partisan ones.
About 90% of our investigations use public data, that can be displayed by any other person with internet access. They are usually extracted from official databases, academic studies and/or FOIA requests. If they aren't available or if they are too raw, we organise them so that our readers can access them. Off the records sources are less common, and, if they are used, it is mainly to give context. We do have a public method of fact-checking: https://aosfatos.org/nosso-m%C3%A9todo/.We have three main sources of funding that can be seen here: https://aosfatos.org/apoie/. We also explain them here: https://aosfatos.org/aos-fatos-lab/. And here: https://aosfatos.org/nossos-parceiros/.https://aosfatos.org/nossa-equipe/It is at the bottom of our homepage (and all of our pages): https://aosfatos.org/.https://aosfatos.org/nosso-m%C3%A9todo/We don't have a formal page or process mostly because filtering all the claims is tough and demands more journalists that we can afford at the moment. But we use Twitter and Facebook to interact with our readers and pay attention to their demands.In our method page, we explain that 'if we make mistakes, we'll correct them'. We'll be publishing a corrections policy page until the end of the month.We corrected our investigation by adding information about a housing program from the federal government and showed when and how: https://aosfatos.org/noticias/erros-e-acertos-de-temer-em-sua-mensagem-ao-congresso/. The same happened here: https://aosfatos.org/noticias/aos-fatos-checa-em-tempo-real-o-debate-da-redetv-com-os-candidatos-prefeitura-do-rio/, regarding information about housing taxes.
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