Yesterday, the editors of the Wikipedia website voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source for referencing in its articles, citing the paper’s ‘reputation for poor fact-checking, sensationalism and flat-out fabrication’.
To commemorate this long-overdue decision, I’ve decided to delve into the Tabloid Corrections archive to find 20 separate occasions when the Daily Mail was caught spouting bulls**t in the past 12 months.
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The paper slurs a charity project for unaccompanied child refugees as a ‘jolly up’ at the taxpayer’s expense.
The paper misrepresents a book about immigrants in London to make false claims about London’s migrant community
Statistics are cherry-picked from an EU study to paint a false picture about migrants and refugees in London
The paper was one of a number of tabloids falsely reporting that a doctor had been suspended for asking a female colleague to remove her hijab before an operation.
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Story that ran in several tabloids about beggars supposedly making a fortune, backed up with no real evidence
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The paper makes a series of desperate attempts to link Sadiq Khan to extremism
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The paper misuses DWP statistics to try and have a go at people on benefits
The paper slurs refugees as economic migrants coming to sponge off the state.
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More lies written about Sadiq Khan
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Lies written about border controls to try and have a go at the EU.
The paper was one of a number of outlets reporting that a police force would be classifying wolf whistling as a hate crime
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The paper was among tabloids who chose to focus on a conservative minority of Muslims answering a French questionnaire. Another attempt to whip up anti-Muslim sentiment.
The Daily Mail was one of a number of papers making unsubstantiated allegations about child refugees
The now infamous ‘enemies of the people’ and ‘war on democracy’ rant about the Brexit decision.
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False claim that some British Muslims see the UK as 75% Islamic
Another swipe at the EU, this time over an internet privacy directive
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An attempt to smear a Muslim women’s group by linking it to extremism
Falsely blaming a plummeting pound on ‘Brexit doomsters’.
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The paper makes its US political allegiances known
Falsely claiming that doctors had been ordered to use gender-neutral terms when dealing with pregnant mothers.
Tabloid Corrections Facebook page: here.