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The PCC: Blatant lies in headlines are just fine!

Given current events, I thought it might be interesting to dump details of a complaint I made to the PCC. It was a complaint about a Daily Mail article on a short report by  EU MEP Dieter-Lebrecht Koch on road safety, which the Daily Mail ran a blatantly misleading headline on. When I complained to the PCC, I was amazed when they came back with a decision which you could paraphrase as “Blatant lies in headline are fine, as long as the article overall is more balanced & accurate“, despite the PCC Code of Practice requiring accuracy! Which goes to show how well self-regulation works!

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