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Wiki bans Daily Mail as source (unrealiable)

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    Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr

    Amusing but maybe a bit harsh when that means the Sun is still acceptable.
    Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source for the website in all but exceptional circumstances after deeming the news group “generally unreliable”.

    The move is highly unusual for the online encyclopaedia, which rarely puts in place a blanket ban on publications and which still allows links to sources such as Kremlin backed news organisation Russia Today, and Fox News, both of which have raised concern among editors.

    The editors described the arguments for a ban as “centred on the Daily Mail’s reputation for poor fact checking, sensationalism and flat-out fabrication”.


  • *giggles*


  • In certain specialist sectors, the Daily Mail has the reputation - and reliability - of a US supermarket tabloid. If its been a while since an aviation horror story they'll make up one around the bones of a minor incident that people will find if they google the name - enough to scare their audience.

    The UK vs Irish "HPV vaccine will make girls promiscuous" / "Minister should resign for not bringing in the HPV vaccine" incident (same week, stories clearly not crossing the Irish Sea edition wise) showed an utter willingness to fabricate and construct whatever they want.

  • Its taken them until now???? That's the surprising part.

    Indo going the same way. Full of made up sh1te especially from one "online" reporter who would give any mail fairytale writer a run for their money.

    The sad thing is many people will believe the sh1te in the mail / indo.