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The Daily Mail’s Coronavirus coverage contained serious distortions. The Government’s failure to criticise it is pathetic and dangerous – Hacked Off

A Daily Mail article (since edited), “What they DON’T tell you about COVID“, published 20 November 2020, claimed that official projections of Covid deaths and infection rates have been significantly overstated when compared to actual data – suggesting that lockdown measures were an unnecessary infringement on personal freedoms. Continue reading

Press Recognition Panel: Annual Report on Recognition system – News publishers’ call for social media regulation could lead to state regulation of the press

The Press Recognition Panel (PRP) has published its latest annual report on the UK’s system of independent press regulation [pdf]. The report states that there is currently one approved press regulator – IMPRESS – and that the recognition system does not currently cover all significant relevant publishers as some continue to resist joining the recognition system. Continue reading

Hacked Off: Gatwick Drones and Cliff’s Law: privacy invasion without public interest justification

The debate on whether a new law should be introduced, dubbed ‘Cliff’s Law’, has recently resurfaced.  This is in part due to the ‘Gatwick Drones’coverage over the Christmas period, when a couple was, in effect, wrongly accused on the front page of two national newspapers of being involved in criminal activity after they were arrested on suspicion of being responsible for the Gatwick airport drone disruption. Continue reading

YouGov Poll: 57% favour tougher press regulation, 59% have no confidence in press regulation established by the newspapers

Illustration depicting a sign with a public opinion concept.

Despite a one-sided propaganda campaign by the press to turn their readers against the Leveson reforms, a new YouGov poll [pdf] suggests that the vast majority of the public continue to want tougher regulation of the press, support the full package of  reforms and have no faith in the regulator set up by the newspapers. Continue reading

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