NOT FIT FOR FACTS: 20 TIMES THE DAILY MAIL WROTE RUBBISH IN THE PAST YEAR

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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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  1. DAILY MAIL MISLEADS ON STORY ABOUT CHARITY PROJECT FOR REFUGEES

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(Photo: Adam Patterson/Panos/DFID)

The paper slurs a charity project for unaccompanied child refugees as a ‘jolly up’ at the taxpayer’s expense.

  1. WHY THE DAILY MAIL ARTICLE ON LONDON IMMIGRATION IS COMPLETE RUBBISH

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The paper misrepresents a book about immigrants in London to make false claims about London’s migrant community

  1. LESSONS IN TABLOID SPIN: HOW THE DAILY MAIL LIED ABOUT AN EU STUDY

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Statistics are cherry-picked from an EU study to paint a false picture about migrants and refugees in London

  1. THE DOCTOR WHO REPORTED THE MUSLIM SURGEON: THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS SUSPENSION

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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.

  1. TABLOID PRESS REPORTS ON BEGGARS MAKING £43K A YEAR, BUT WHERE DID THEY GET THE FIGURES FROM?

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Story that ran in several tabloids about beggars supposedly making a fortune, backed up with no real evidence

  1. DAILY MAIL LAUNCHES SHAMEFUL AND DESPERATE ATTACK ON SADIQ KHAN

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(Photo: US Embassy London)

The paper makes a series of desperate attempts to link Sadiq Khan to extremism

  1. DAILY MAIL GUILTY OF MISREPORTING ON STATISTICS AGAIN – THIS TIME IT’S BENEFIT CLAIMANTS

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(Photo: Andrew Writer)

The paper misuses DWP statistics to try and have a go at people on benefits

  1. MORE LIES AND HYPE FROM THE DAILY MAIL ON REFUGEES

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The paper slurs refugees as economic migrants coming to sponge off the state.

  1. TABLOID SMEAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST LABOUR CONTINUES

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(Photo: US Embassy London)

More lies written about Sadiq Khan

  1. THE DAILY MAIL, THE TORY MP AND THE LIES ABOUT UK BORDERS

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(Photo: Policy Exchange)

Lies written about border controls to try and have a go at the EU.

  1. PAPERS ACCUSED BY POLICE OF ‘TRIVIALISING’ ABUSE TOWARDS WOMEN

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The paper was one of a number of outlets reporting that a police force would be classifying wolf whistling as a hate crime

  1. TABLOIDS FALLING OVER THEMSELVES TO DRAW OUT NEGATIVES FROM REPORT ON FRENCH MUSLIMS

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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.

  1. THIS WEEK’S TABLOID NARRATIVE: TREAT CHILDREN FLEEING WARZONES WITH SUSPICION

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The Daily Mail was one of a number of papers making unsubstantiated allegations about child refugees

  1. FORGET THE EU: NOW IT’S THE UK PARLIAMENT THAT’S UNDEMOCRATIC, ACCORDING TO THE TABLOIDS

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The now infamous ‘enemies of the people’ and ‘war on democracy’ rant about the Brexit decision.

  1. MAIL ON SUNDAY ADOPTS ‘CHINESE WHISPERS’ METHOD OF REVIEWING INTEGRATION REPORT, ENDS UP WRITING MORE RUBBISH ABOUT MUSLIMS

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(Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License CC-BY-SA 3.0)

False claim that some British Muslims see the UK as 75% Islamic

  1. DAILY MAIL THINKS THAT BETTER USER PRIVACY RULES COULD DESTROY THE INTERNET

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Another swipe at the EU, this time over an internet privacy directive

  1. IN THE SEASON OF GOODWILL, THE DAILY MAIL LAUNCHES VICIOUS ATTACK ON WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP

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(Photo: Andrew Parsons/i-Images)

An attempt to smear a Muslim women’s group by linking it to extremism

  1. TABLOIDS LIE ABOUT BANK REPORT ON THE POUND

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Falsely blaming a plummeting pound on ‘Brexit doomsters’.

  1. THREE LOVE LETTERS TO TRUMP AND AN ATTEMPTED SMEAR OF OBAMA: HOW THE DAILY MAIL COVERED US POLITICS AT THE WEEKEND

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(Photo: Michael Vadon)

The paper makes its US political allegiances known

  1. THE MAIL ON SUNDAY AND THE LIES ABOUT NHS GUIDELINES: LESSONS IN TABLOID SPIN

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Falsely claiming that doctors had been ordered to use gender-neutral terms when dealing with pregnant mothers.

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