Toronto 99 Editorial Standards, Policies, and Ownership Information
- False content: Toronto 99 does not publish false information. If any information on the website is brought to the owner’s attention and found to be false, it will be corrected immediately and a note will be added to the bottom of the article.
- Presenting information responsibly: Toronto 99 strives to provide fair and accurate reporting. Toronto 99 articles often reference multiple sources, with an emphasis on those that present direct, firsthand information on the subject or event or from credible secondhand news sources. All relevant context is added to the article to prevent distortion of facts.
Articles generally contain at least one link to a high-quality source such as a police department, research institution, or a government website. When articles do not link to any of these institutions, it is because the author did not find it necessary or relevant to the story. Certain articles will cite social media posts, but only in cases where it can confirm the authenticity of the information provided.
- Errors and corrections: Articles will be corrected and / or modified immediately if any of the information is found to be false, with a note clearly added to the bottom of the page. The date of the correction will be added, with a link to this page for reference. Readers that discover information they believe to be false are urged to contact the site owner immediately.
- Separating news from opinion: Toronto 99 generally produces news without opinion. Certain articles contain a mix of news and opinion. These articles will feature a note at the bottom of the article. While Toronto 99 strives to separate the opinions of its authors from the published material, it caters to an audience with predominantly conservative views.
- Avoiding deceptive headlines: Toronto 99 does not publish headlines that include false information. The headlines do not significantly sensationalize or distort the contents of the story. Toronto 99 will often add a bit of sensationalism to the headlines in order to stay competitive, but it strives to keep them reflective of the material contained in the article.
- Copyrighted images: Toronto 99 does not engage in copyright infringement. All articles on this website feature original pictures taken by Toronto 99 staff, or images that are believed to be in the public domain. Anyone that believes a picture has been misattributed or violates their copyright is urged to contact the site owner immediately.
- Copyrighted material: Toronto 99 does not engage in plagiarism. All articles are original, except in select cases where permission from the copyright owner is granted. In those select cases, the author is identified at the top of the article. Toronto 99 articles generally cite other news articles, but proper attribution and hyperlinks to the source are provided.
- Social media: These editorial standards only apply to the Toronto 99 website, and not to its social media pages, or social media pages owned or controlled by the owner or any of its authors.
- Ownership and financing: This website is owned and financed by Toronto resident Mark Slapinski. Toronto 99 does not receive any grants or outside funding. Toronto 99 is not affiliated with any political parties or special interest groups. While the website caters to readers with predominantly conservative views, any appearance of political affiliation is purely coincidental.
- Advertising: Toronto 99 makes money via advertising. All ads are clearly labelled. Toronto 99 does not accept submissions from PR / marketing companies, nor does it disguise ads as articles. Any request from PR / marketing companies to disguise ads as original articles are promptly rejected.
- Donations: Toronto 99 receives some money via donations.
Our editorial standards were updated on Sep. 25, 2023 to include policies and information on copyrighted images, copyrighted material, social media, and donations. Some of the language was modified.
If you believe we have violated any of the above policies, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and we will take action.