Estadão Verifica

Organization: Estadão Verifica
Applicant: Daniel Bramatti
Assessor: Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura

Background

Estadão Verifica is the fact-checking arm of the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo. They are a well established fact-checking desk, covering important social topics, usually focusing on politics and online rumors. Their selection and methodology of checks use high-standard journalistic methods.

Assessment Conclusion

Estadão Verifica is a responsible fact-checking unit and carries a thorough work checking claims in Brazilian news. Their methods and results are transparent, they show objectivity when checking claims, and the selection of claims to be checked is responsible. Previous errors regarding the lack of a corrections policy and professional bios of the team were corrected.

on 28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago)

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura assesses application as Compliant

A short summary in native publishing language

O Estadão Verifica é o departamento de checagem de fatos do jornal o Estado de S. Paulo. Lançada em 2018, a iniciativa cobre política e tópicos de importância social, principalmente aqueles relacionados a rumores espalhados em redes sociais. O Verifica se baseia em bons padrões jornalísticos, publicando checagens responsáveis e transparentes.

Section 1: Eligibility to be a signatory

To be eligible to be a signatory, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 1.1 The applicant is a legally registered organization, or a distinct team or unit within a legally registered organization, and details of this are easily found on its website.
  • 1.2 The team, unit or organization is set up exclusively for the purpose of fact-checking.
  • 1.3 The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application. For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track. Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.
  • 1.4 On average, at least 75% of the applicant’s fact checks focus on claims related to issues that, in the view of the IFCN, relate to or could have an impact on the welfare or well-being of individuals, the general public or society.
  • 1.5 The applicant’s editorial output is not, in the view of the IFCN, controlled by the state, a political party or politician.
  • 1.6 If the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, it provides a statement on its site setting out to the satisfaction of the IFCN, how it ensures its funders do not influence the findings of its reports.

Criteria 1.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain where on your website you set out information about your organization’s legal status and how this complies with criteria. Attach a link to the relevant page of your website.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In our home page, in the section "Quem somos e o que fazemos" (Who we are and what we do), we explain that Estadão Verifica is the fact checking unit of O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper.  https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant clearly expresses this in their frontpage. It's compliant with the criteria.


done_all 1.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 1.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please answer the following questions – (see notes in Guidelines for Application on how to answer)

 1. When and why was your fact-checking operation started?
 2. How many people work or volunteer in the organization and what are their roles?
 3. What different activities does your organization carry out?
 4. What are the goals of your fact-checking operation over the coming year?

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

1) We started our operations in June 2018.

2) Estadão Verifica has an editor (Daniel Bramatti), a deputy editor (Alessandra Monnerat), and two full-time reporters. 

3) Estadão Verifica verifies and debunks viral misinformation on social networks and message apps. We also research and publish fact-checks about politics, mainly during election campaigns.

4) Our goals over the coming year are: to improve communications with our audience; to explore new tools to fight misinformation; to participate in collaborative projects with other organizations.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago)

The four topics are well explained by the applicant. Some of this information is also available on their front-page as well.


done_all 1.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 1.3
Proof you meet criteria
- The applicant has published an average of at least one fact check a week over the course of the six months prior to the date of application.
- For applicants from countries with at least 5 or more verified signatories need to have at least a fact check a week over the twelve months of publishing track.
- Consult to factchecknet@poynter.org for confirmation.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Estadão Verifica publishes between 40 to 70 articles every month (see attached spreadsheet)

Files Attached
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Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant has a stable trajectory as factchecker, and has surpassed the minimum necessary fact-checks by several.


done_all 1.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 1.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous three months. No additional information required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Out of the 125 fact-cheks submitted, at least 104 are compliant, making the applicant very connected to the criteria and involved with the welfare of society.


done_all 1.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 1.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please explain any commercial, financial and/or institutional relationship your organization has to the state, politicians or political parties in the country or countries you cover. Also explain funding or support received from foreign as well as local state or political actors over the previous financial year.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Estadão Verifica has no commercial, financial, and/or institutional relationship to the state, politicians, or political parties.  in the country or countries you cover. We don't receive funding or support from state or political actors.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant is compliant with the criteria.


done_all 1.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 1.6
Proof you meet criteria
If you confirmed the organization receives funding from local or foreign state or political sources, provide a link to where on your website you set out how you ensure the editorial independence of your work.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

We don't receive funding or support from state or political actors.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant is compliant with the criteria.


done_all 1.6 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Section 2: A commitment to Non-partisanship and Fairness

To be compliant on nonpartisanship and fairness, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 2.1 The applicant fact-checks using the same high standards of evidence and judgement for equivalent claims regardless of who made the claim.
  • 2.2 The applicant does not unduly concentrate its fact-checking on any one side, considers the reach and importance of claims it selects to check and publishes a short statement on its website to set out how it selects claims to check.
  • 2.3 The applicant discloses in its fact checks relevant interests of the sources it quotes where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided. It also discloses in its fact checks any commercial or other such relationships it has that a member of the public might reasonably conclude could influence the findings of the fact check.
  • 2.4 The applicant is not as an organization affiliated with nor declares or shows support for any party, any politician or political candidate, nor does it advocate for or against any policy positions on any issues save for transparency and accuracy in public debate.
  • 2.5 The applicant sets out its policy on non-partisanship for staff on its site. Save for the issues of accuracy and transparency, the applicant’s staff do not get involved in advocacy or publicise their views on policy issues the organization might fact check in such a way as might lead a reasonable member of the public to see the organization’s work as biased.

Criteria 2.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please share links to 10 fact checks published over the past year that you believe demonstrate your non-partisanship.
Please briefly explain how the fact checks selected show that (I) you use the same high standards of evidence for equivalent claims, (II) follow the same essential process for every fact check and (III) let the evidence dictate your conclusions.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

We publish fact checks and debunk rumors about politicians of all political spectrums. We always follow the same criteria and we let the evidence dictate our conclusions (see attached spreadsheet). 

Files Attached
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Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant is fair and balanced in their checks, and uses the same evidence-based process.


done_all 2.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 2.2
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you explain how you select claims to check, explaining how you ensure you do not unduly concentrate your fact-checking on any one side, and how you consider the reach and importance of the claims you select to check.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago


Section "Quem somos e o que fazemos" (Who we are and what we do): https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In their frontpage, there is a column stating the main factors on how they proceed with checks, how they choose what to check, and their commitments to IFCN criteria of balance.


done_all 2.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 2.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant makes clearer if there are interests in the sources used for checking claims. Also, sources used for the checks tend to be neutral and relevant.


done_all 2.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 2.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will assess compliance through a review of the fact checks published over the previous year. No additional information required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Save for occasional stances taken in the opinion desk of the newsroom, separate from the news and fact checking units, the applicant is not associated with any political party, and does not advocate politically


done_all 2.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 2.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to a place on your website where you publish a statement setting out your policy on non-partisanship for staff and how it ensures the organization meets this criteria.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Section "Quem somos e o que fazemos" (Who we are and what we do): https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The about section in their frontpage states clearly their non-partisanship policy. They could benefit from having this section in a separate page, so they could explain it in more detail. Nonetheless, the applicant is compliant.


done_all 2.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Section 3: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Sources

To be compliant on sources, applicants must meet these four criteria

  • 3.1 The applicant identifies the source of all significant evidence used in their fact checks, providing relevant links where the source is available online, in such a way that users can replicate their work if they wish. In cases where identifying the source would compromise the source’s personal security, the applicant provides as much detail as compatible with the source’s safety.
  • 3.2 The applicant uses the best available primary, not secondary, sources of evidence wherever suitable primary sources are available. Where suitable primary sources are not available, the applicant explains the use of a secondary source.
  • 3.3 The applicant checks all key elements of claims against more than one named source of evidence save where the one source is the only source relevant on the topic.
  • 3.4 The applicant identifies in its fact checks the relevant interests of the sources it uses where the reader might reasonably conclude those interests could influence the accuracy of the evidence provided.

Criteria 3.1
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant identifies all sources used, and links to them when necessary.


done_all 3.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 3.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant explains how sources were used, and uses primary sources.


done_all 3.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 3.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant uses more than one source of information, usually explaining how they were used and their relation. Fact-checks are thorough.


done_all 3.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 3.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the applicant’s use of sources in a randomised sample of its fact checks to assess compliance. No additional evidence is required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

All sources are explained in their nature, and if there is a relevant interest, it is disclosed.


done_all 3.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Section 4: A commitment to Transparency of Funding & Organization

To be compliant on funding and organization, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 4.1 Applicants that are independent organizations have a page on their website detailing each source of funding accounting for 5% or more of total revenue for its previous financial year. This page also sets out the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
  • 4.2 Applicants that are the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization make a statement on ownership.
  • 4.3 A statement on the applicant’s website sets out the applicant’s organizational structure and makes clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.
  • 4.4 A page on the applicant’s website details the professional biography of all those who, according to the organizational structure and play a significant part in its editorial output.
  • 4.5 The applicant provides easy means on its website and/or via social media for users to communicate with the editorial team.

Criteria 4.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please confirm whether you are an ‘independent organization’
or ‘the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization’ and share proof of this organizational status.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Our affiliation to O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper is stated in the name of our organization. The newspaper regularly explains our role when mentioning us on news articles. https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/estadao-verifica-vai-checar-fatos-e-desmontar-boatos/ 

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Their affiliation is stated on the front page, in the About section. Also, some stories feature a call to action for the audience to send claims to be checked and mention the role of Verifica.


done_all 4.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 4.2
Proof you meet criteria
If your organization is an “independent organization”, please share a link to the page on your website where you detail your funding and indicate the legal form in which the organization is registered (e.g. as a non-profit, as a company etc).
If your organization is “the fact-checking section or unit of a media house or other parent organization”, please share a link to the statement on your website about your ownership.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Section "Quem somos e o que fazemos" (Who we are and what we do): https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Their affiliation is stated on the front page, in the About section, and on their name and URL.


done_all 4.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 4.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out your organizational structure, making clear how and by whom editorial control is exercised.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Section "Quem somos e o que fazemos" (Who we are and what we do): https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The names of the team are stated in the front page.


done_all 4.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 4.4
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you set out the professional biographies of those who play a significant part in your organization’s editorial output.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Section "Quem somos e o que fazemos" (Who we are and what we do): https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/

Estadão Verifica
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago)

We added a “Meet our team” section, with professional biographies, in this article, which is featured on our home page: https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/recebeu-algum-boato-envie-para-checagem-do-estadao-verifica/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Although their names are stated in the frontpage, professional biographies are not available. Those could be added to that section or put in a separate About page


cancel 4.4 marked as Request change by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago)

Professional bios were added to the page explaining their method. They are compliant to the code.


done_all 4.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 4.5
Proof you meet criteria
Please share a link to where on your website you encourage users to communicate with your editorial team.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Section "Quem somos e o que fazemos" (Who we are and what we do): https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

More than one way of communication is expressed in their About section. Contact is encouraged.


done_all 4.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Section 5: A commitment to Standards and Transparency of Methodology

To be compliant on methodology, applicants must meet these six criteria

  • 5.1 The applicant publishes on its website a statement about the methodology it uses to select, research, write and publish its fact checks.
  • 5.2 The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the reach and importance of the claims, and where possible explains the reason for choosing the claim to check.
  • 5.3 The applicant sets out in its fact checks relevant evidence that appears to support the claim as well as relevant evidence that appears to undermine it.
  • 5.4 The applicant in its fact checks assesses the merits of the evidence found using the same high standards applied to evidence on equivalent claims, regardless of who made the claim.
  • 5.5 The applicant seeks where possible to contact those who made the claim to seek supporting evidence, noting that (I) this is often not possible with online claims, (II) if the person who makes the claim fails to reply in a timely way this should not impede the fact check, (III) if a speaker adds caveats to the claim, the fact-checker should be free to continue with checking the original claim, (IV) fact-checkers may not wish to contact the person who made the claim for safety or other legitimate reasons.
  • 5.6 The applicant encourages users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable.

Criteria 5.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to the statement on your website that explains the methodology you use to select, research, write and publish your fact checks.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

There is a statement about this on their front page. It is more thorougly explained in their second link, which is also available through their frontpage.


done_all 5.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 5.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Topics covered in checks have reach and social impact.


done_all 5.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 5.3
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant uses relevant evidence, explaining where it comes from.


done_all 5.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 5.4
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant uses the same high standards of checking againts different claims. Sources are well described as well.


done_all 5.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 5.5
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the methodology used in a randomised sample of your fact checks to assess compliance with these criteria. No additional evidence is required.

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The applicant contacts the authors of claims where necessary. If not, the claim is detailed, and compared against relevant evidence to check it. It can be seen that this is often not possible, since a lot of the claims checked by the applicant went viral and have several different accounts posting it.


done_all 5.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 5.6
Proof you meet criteria
Please describe how you encourage users to send in claims to check, while making it clear what readers can legitimately expect will be fact-checked and what isn’t fact-checkable. Include links where appropriate. If you do not allow this, explain why.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Readers are encouraged to participate through email and WhatsApp. Contact information is clear. An explanation on what will be checked can be found on the post https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/recebeu-algum-boato-pelo-whatsapp-envie-para-o-estadao-verifica/. Also, a call to action for the audience to send claims is pinned to the top of the frontpage.


done_all 5.6 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Section 6: A commitment to an Open & Honest Corrections Policy

To be compliant on corrections policy, applicants must meet these five criteria

  • 6.1 The applicant has a corrections or complaints policy that is easily visible and accessible on the organization’s website or frequently referenced in broadcasts.
  • 6.2 The policy sets out clear definitions of what it does and does not cover, how major mistakes, especially those requiring revised conclusions of a fact check, are handled, and the fact that some complaints may justify no response. This policy is adhered to scrupulously.
  • 6.3 Where credible evidence is provided that the applicant has made a mistake worthy of correction, the applicant makes a correction openly and transparently, seeking as far as possible to ensure that users of the original see the correction and the corrected version.
  • 6.4 The applicant, if an existing signatory, should either on its corrections/complaints page or on the page where it declares itself an IFCN signatory inform users that if they believe the signatory is violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN, with a link to the IFCN site.
  • 6.5 If the applicant is the fact-checking unit of a media company, it is a requirement of signatory status that the parent media company has and adheres to an open and honest corrections policy.

Criteria 6.1
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a link to where you publish on your website your corrections or complaints policy. If you are primarily a broadcaster, please provide evidence you frequently reference your corrections policy in broadcasts.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

As clearly stated in the section "Quem somos e o que fazemos" (Who we are and what we do), we publish our corrections on the same URL of the original article. Here is an example: https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/bolsonaristas-distorcem-teor-de-decreto-de-doria-para-espalhar-desinformacao-sobre-contagem-de-casos-de-covid-19/

Estadão Verifica
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago)

As suggested, we included in the following article a section about our corrections policy: https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/recebeu-algum-boato-envie-para-checagem-do-estadao-verifica/

This article is featured on our home page. 

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The link provided by the applicant does contain a correction, but the IFCN criteria asks for a corrections policy. This could be available on a separate link, or on the link https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/recebeu-algum-boato-pelo-whatsapp-envie-para-o-estadao-verifica/, since this is already featured in their frontpage.


cancel 6.1 marked as Request change by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The corrections policy was correctly added to the About post of the blog.


done_all 6.1 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 6.2
Proof you meet criteria
The assessor will review the corrections policy to verify it meets critera. No additional information needed.

Estadão Verifica
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago)

We included in the following article a statement saying that both Estadão and Estadão Verifica adhere to the correction policy described. https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/recebeu-algum-boato-envie-para-checagem-do-estadao-verifica/

Here is an example of how our team receives corrections sent through the Estadão form:

We corrected the information in the following article: https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/bolsonaristas-distorcem-teor-de-decreto-de-doria-para-espalhar-desinformacao-sobre-contagem-de-casos-de-covid-19/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

There isn't a corrections policy available. The parent company, Estadão, does have a Corrections section, but it only shows links to articles that have been corrected. A corrections policy, even if a simple one, should be added.


cancel 6.2 marked as Request change by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The policy states clearly how corrections will be handled. Corrections are highlighted in the original post.


done_all 6.2 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 6.3
Proof you meet criteria
Please provide a short statement about how the policy was adhered to over the previous year (or six months if this is the first application) including evidence of two examples of the responses provided by the applicant to a correction request over the previous year. Where no correction request has been made in the previous year, you must state this in your application, which will be publicly available in the assessment if your application is successful.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

We did not find any correction requests related to content published in 2019. 

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

In the last six months, the following post was corrected. The correction appears in the beginning of the article, and the text is corrected: https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/bolsonaristas-distorcem-teor-de-decreto-de-doria-para-espalhar-desinformacao-sobre-contagem-de-casos-de-covid-19/


However, the following link, which is a fruit of Project Comprova, a coalition of outlets to check claims, also has a correction, but it is detailed further in the middle of the text, not in the beginning. Standardizing this should be good.

https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/post-engana-ao-dizer-que-exercito-construiu-ponte-em-24-horas-em-goias/


done_all 6.3 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 6.4
Proof you meet criteria
If you are an existing signatory, please provide a link to show where on your site you inform users that if they believe you are violating the IFCN Code, they may inform the IFCN of this, with a link to the complaints page on the IFCN site.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

Section "Quem somos e o que fazemos" (Who we are and what we do): https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/

Estadão Verifica
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago)

We included in the following article a statement saying that both Estadão and Estadão Verifica adhere to the correction policy described. https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/recebeu-algum-boato-envie-para-checagem-do-estadao-verifica/

Here is an example of how our team receives corrections sent through the Estadão form:

(Personal information is blurred)

We corrected the information in the following article: https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/bolsonaristas-distorcem-teor-de-decreto-de-doria-para-espalhar-desinformacao-sobre-contagem-de-casos-de-covid-19/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The information of affiliation to the IFCN is avalabile on their frontpage. However, the link sends only to the IFCN profile of Estadão Verifica, and not to the complaints page.


cancel 6.4 marked as Request change by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The link is now updated to point to the compaints page of the IFCN Code.


done_all 6.4 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.

Criteria 6.5
Proof you meet criteria
If you are the fact-checking unit of a media company, please provide a link to the parent media company’s honest and open corrections policy and provide evidence that it adheres to this.

Estadão Verifica
16-Apr-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago
Estadão Verifica
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago)

We included in the following a statement saying that both Estadão and Estadão Verifica adhere to the correction policy described. https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/estadao-verifica/recebeu-algum-boato-envie-para-checagem-do-estadao-verifica/

Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
07-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The link demonstrates that readers can send suggestions of items to be corrected, and that several stories are corrected. However, there isn't a corrections policy available.


cancel 6.5 marked as Request change by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.
Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura Assessor
28-Jul-2020 (1 year ago) Updated: 1 year ago

The corrections policy is now refferent to to parent company as well.


done_all 6.5 marked as Compliant by Marcelo Crispim da Fontoura.