Judge decides Brazilian fact-checking site Aos Fatos cannot say which magazine published disinformation

"Judge Marcelo Augusto Oliveira, from the 41st Civil Court of the TJ-SP (Court of Justice of São Paulo), determined in a preliminary ruling that Aos Fatos can no longer mention that the Oeste Magazine conveyed disinformation. Injunctive relief granted in favor of the publication regards two checks: one about distortions in data from the monitoring of fires in the Amazon and another that denies the association between 'early treatment' and the drop in hospitalizations and deaths by COVID-19 in São Lourenço (Minas Gerais).

Aos Fatos will appeal against the decision, but there is a fine of R $1,000 per day in case of non-compliance. Thus, the references to Oeste Magazine were extracted from the checks."

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