How to end Daily Mail style false flag news

This Wednesday, the front page of the Daily Mail looked like this.

dailymail

Journalism at its finest.

When the story turned out to be less than accurate, the paper printed a tiny apology not many readers would have noticed.

daily mail

Magnifying glasses not provided.

It doesn’t take a genius to see the problem here.

The damage that was done by the original false story far outweighs the pitiful reparation achieved by the correction. However, what if the law forced the paper to give the same prominence to the clarification as it did for the original story?

In the case of flag-gate, what if the Daily Mail apology, by law, had to look something like this.

dailymail

Who needs Leveson?

 

I’m pretty sure if that was a rule, then press standards would improve dramatically overnight.

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